Fox has been cast in the big-screen reboot of James Patterson’s Alex Cross stories, Deadline reports. He’ll play villainous assassin Michael Sullivan, a man who “kills both for money and thrills.” Something tells me Jacob would not approve. Tyler Perry and Ed Burns are already set to co-star in the film, titled I, Alex Cross.
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• Syfy has officially renewed its hit freshman drama Being Human, Deadline says. The network has also picked up its SFX make-up competition series Face Off for a second season. Casting for the next installment will begin in late March.
• No stranger to working behind the camera, Kelsey Grammer has been tapped to direct CBS’ Conan O’Brien-produced pilot Vince Uncensored, per Deadline. The multicamera comedy will star Michael Chiklis, whose casting is in second position to ABC’s floundering No Ordinary Family.
• MTV is taking a trip down memory lane and reviving the classic alt-rock series 120 Minutes, says The Hollywood Reporter. Veteran VJ Matt Pinfield will host the weekly webseries at www.mtvhive.com/120 beginning March 18, and also a monthly small-screen version on MTV2 later this year.
• The Insider anchor Lara Spencer is vacating her seat at the nightly entertainment news staple for a gig on ABC’s Good Morning America, Deadline reports. Spencer will serve as GMA’s new lifestyle anchor.
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