"I, Alex Cross" has been approved for Michigan Film Credits - The film, set in Detroit, features the character Alex Cross from the James Patterson novels and stars Jean Reno, Matthew Fox and Tyler Perry. It is being directed by Rob Cohen ('The Fast and the Furious').
“With more than $3 billion in worldwide sales, the Alex Cross franchise is an incredible opportunity for Michigan to tap into as we work to promote our state nationally and around the globe,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “This is the type of high-level project that ensures our Michigan crew has the experience necessary to compete with the best is the business. In showcasing the talent, and the incredible locations, Michigan has to offer this is another great project for our state.”
"I, Alex Cross" has been approved for an incentive of $3,573,943 on $8,509,387 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 209 Michigan workers for temporary work.
“We are very pleased the Michigan Film Office has approved I, Alex Cross, and we appreciate the hard work on the part of the film office team in guiding us through the application process,” said project producer Paul Hansen. “Our entire team looks forward to filming in Detroit and featuring the city in our movie.”