John C. McGinley cast in I, ALEX CROSS

MovieCastingby Joey Paur

Scrubs star John C. McGinley has officially joined the cast of director Rob Cohen's (The Skulls, Fast and the Furious) next film I, Alex Cross. It's reported that he will play the chief of police in Summit Entertainment's adaptation of the novels written by James Patterson.

McGinley joins a great cast that also includes Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Ed Burns, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito and Rachel Nichols. Unfortunately I don't have much faith in the films director. Production is scheduled to start this month, and it will hit theaters in 2012.

Here's the films synopsis:

Crusading Detective/Psychologist ALEX CROSS (Tyler Perry) meets his match against the psychotic, mob hit man, MICHAEL SULLIVAN aka THE BUTCHER. As Cross investigates the hit man’s gruesome murders, Sullivan decides to send him a deadly message by murdering his wife in cold blood. Now enraged, Cross vows to hunt down the killer if it’s the last thing he does. However, Sullivan is a serial killing mastermind and continues to evade Cross while pushing him to an ethical breaking point as a cop and father. As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable—a revelation that could change everything. With unstoppable action, and unforeseeable twists, this suspenseful action thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.