Angelina Jolie to play Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta
Apr 21, 2009, 10:57 PM by Nicole Sperling
Categories: Books, Movie Biz
Angelina Jolie has signed on to portray crime novelist Patricia Cornwell's heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a forthcoming movie from Twentieth Century Fox and its Fox 2000 division. The screenplay will be based on Cornwell's bestselling Scarpetta series of books, about the beautiful, hard-charging medical examiner who solves crimes, but it will not be focused on any one specific novel. The project has yet to hire a screenwriter or a director. Mark Gordon and Geyer Kosinski will produce.
I like Angie. I like Kay Scarpetta (especially her vulnerable nephew Lucy).
Does this bit of news elicited any excitement from me?
Eh...not really. I just can't picture Angie as Kay Scarpetta.
Kay Scarpetta is mannishly beautiful while Angie is a femme fatale.
But if they can make her up the way they did Angie on A Mighty Heart as Marianne Pearl then we'll see.