In case you weren’t aware, Tyler Perry will be stepping away from his atrocious comedies and dramas to star in an adaptation of the James Patterson novel I, Alex Cross. In addition, Matthew Fox is taking his first film role after the conclusion of “Lost” as a vicious serial killer which the recurring title character is chasing in the story. Now Variety reports French bad-ass Jean Reno will also join the cast in an unspecified role. Production is slated to begin this August with an eye towards a release later in 2012 or early in 2013. Also, for some confused Patterson fans, we have some clarification on the movie’s source material.