Cadillac CTS-V Alex Cross

The Cadillac CTS-V is a serial killer's vehicle of choice in 'Alex Cross'

Matthew Fox, who portrays a sinister killer named Picasso, drives the high-performance luxury vehicle in the new film.

Every “good” bad guy needs an equally sinister ride. Whether it’s the 1970 black Chevy Nova in Death Proof or the 1968 Dodge Charger featured in Bullitt, a memorable car makes for a memorable villain. With that in mind, the folks behind the new film Alex Cross are hoping that their villain’s vehicle of choice may one day enter the pantheon of great “bad guy cars.”

The film, which opens Friday, tells the story of Alex Cross (Tyler Perry), a homicide detective and psychologist who is on the hunt for a serial killer named Picasso (Matthew Fox). Despite being mentally unhinged, Picasso still makes wise decisions when choosing his vehicle. In fact, Fox’s character drives a Cadillac CTS-V performance car.

Having trouble picturing a high-end luxury vehicle being driven by a crazed madman? Fox, seems to think that Cadillac may have a difficult time coming to terms with it as well. “I don’t know if they are happy with the guy driving the car,” joked Fox to USA TODAY. “I would be surprised.”

As for Fox, he believes the vehicle suits his character’s persona. “I like the choice; it was good,” said Fox. “It was just stealth enough, sexy enough and fast enough. But at the same time it didn’t stand out too much. It’s under the radar enough.”

Rob Cohen, the movie’s director, played a major role in choosing Fox’s vehicle. Cohen, who directed The Fast and the Furious, insisted on using GM vehicles since Alex Cross was shot in Detroit.

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