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Duh Aficionado Magazine: Tyler Perry ≠ Idris Elba

Tyler Perry is a lot of things: billionaire, terrible director, housedress connoisseur, but one thing he is not is a very good actor. Oh, sure, he was GREAT as the principal of Space School in Star Trek or whatever that was. But that was just typecasting. Usually he is bad. And at the very least, he is no Idris Elba. No duh. Idris Elba? Are you kidding me? STRINGER BELL AND ALSO LUTHER? Go to bed (on your private island), Tyler Perry. And so now what the hell is all this? (From Vulture)

In August, it was reported that Idris Elba had signed on to play Alex Cross in a new film based on James Patterson’s best-selling murder mysteries, a part previously played by Morgan Freeman in movies like Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. That didn’t work out. Now Tyler Perry will star as Cross in the reboot of the franchise, which is being conceived as a trilogy and directed by Rob Cohen (XXX, The Fast and the Furious).

I’m sorry? I’m sorry that your movie was probably going to be good but now it is definitely going to be terrible? Oh well. There ain’t no nostalgia to this shit here, etc.