Martha Harris, Lafayette, Ind.
Patterson is picky when it comes to his book adaptations. “I just want them to be done well,” says the admitted “movieaholic.” The best-selling writer says the movies featuring Morgan Freeman as detective Alex Cross — Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider— could have been better, so he hopes to break some ground with a new one. I, Alex Cross, due later this year, stars Tyler Perry, with Matthew Fox as his villain. “I was very happy with Tyler and Matthew, and they couldn’t have cast them without my saying yes. If we screw up, I have to allow myself to be flogged.”
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