Giancarlo Esposito attends the AMC's Premiere of "Breaking Bad" Season Four at The Chinese 6 Theatres on June 28, 2011 in Los Angeles

*Giancarlo Esposito, currently starring on AMC’s hit drama “Breaking Bad,” has joined the cast of “I, Alex Cross,” being made by Summit Entertainment and QED, per the Hollywood Reporter.

As previously reported, the adaptation of the popular James Patterson book is being directed by Rob Cohen and stars Tyler Perry as the homicide detective/psychologist meeting his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox).  Ed Burns and Jean Reno have previously been cast in the movie.

Esposito will play a crime boss.

Production of the film is scheduled to start in August.

AMC’s “Breaking Bad” begins its fourth season on Sunday, July 17 at 10 p.m. ET. Watch the season 4 trailer and featurette below.