Idris Elba cast as James Patterson’s Alex Cross

DHD reports that Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor) has signed on to play Dr. Alex Cross, taking over the role from Morgan Freedman (who starred as Cross in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider). The next installment will be based off Paterson’s novel Cross, and directed by David Twohy. Kerry Williamson wrote the script.

Book Jacket:

Among the villains Alex Cross has faced—Gary Soneji, Casanova, Kyle Craig, The Wolf—one psychopath tops them all. Alex knows him as his wife’s killer. Alex may have a chance to catch his wife’s murderer after all these years. Is this a chance for justice at long last? Or the culminating scene in his own deadly obsession?

You can read an excerpt here.