Matthew Fox and Edward Burns have joined the cast of I, Alex Cross, an adaptation of the James Patterson novel. It is the first major role Matthew Fox has landed since Lost ended its seven-season run last May.

We reported in February that Tyler Perry will be portraying the title character, who was previously played by Morgan Freeman in Along Came A Spider and Kiss the Girls. Edward Burns will be playing Cross' partner, Tommy Kane, while Matthew Fox will play the villain, Michael Sullivan, a killer who is stopped by Cross and who vows revenge on the detective.

Rob Cohen will direct from a script by Mark Moss, which is adapted from James Patterson novel. It is said that Rob Cohen and Mark Moss have come up with some new twists that aren't in the novel.

The project hasn't landed at a studio yet, although there are at least three that are vying for the distribution rights.