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Oh my goodness!! Kay Scarpetta Movie in the works!!!!!!!!!

Posted by bookinn on April 29, 2009

I am so excited! From http://youbentmywookie.com/entertainment/angelina-jolie-signs-deal-to-play-with-dead-people-5851  :

Variety is reporting that Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Fox 2000 and author Patricia Cornwell to create films based on Cornwell’s bestselling series on medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

There are 16 Scarpetta novels, meaning a franchise is hoped for, but this film won’t be tied to a specific Cornwell mystery title. Much the way that Jason Bourne morphed into an action hero in plots not rigidly locked into the Robert Ludlum book series, the opera-loving coroner Scarpetta will be the lead in a suspense thriller in the vein of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Seven.”

And from: Christian Science Monitor:

Kay Scarpetta comes to life
By Marjorie Kehe | 04.23.09

Patricia Cornwell fans will be thrilled. Her popular creation, medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, will coming to life on the big screen – with Angelina Jolie taking the leading role.

Variety is reporting that Jolie and Cornwell will be working with Fox 2000 to create films based on Cornwell’s bestselling mystery novels (there are 16 to date) about Scarpetta (an opera-loving coroner) and her life and work.

But according to youbentmywookie.com, the movies will not be tied to specific books. Instead, the creators of the Scarpetta films will follow the example of the popular “Bourne” films, in which “Jason Bourne morphed into an action hero in plots not rigidly locked into the Robert Ludlum book series.

Cornwell, who once worked as a crime reporter for The Charlotte Observer, has an unusual literary heritage in that she is a descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

She has also been involved in a recent controversy over the identity of Jack the Ripper. Her 2002 book, “Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed,” charges British painter Walter Sickert with the crimes.

But they picked Angelina Jolie to play Scarpetta!! What an aweful choice. I’m not saying that Jolie is a bad actress but she is definately not the fitting actress for the character! But i will definately be tuning in on its premier.

Can’t wait!!

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One Response to “Oh my goodness!! Kay Scarpetta Movie in the works!!!!!!!!!”

  1. Emily Leach said

    Oh my gosh…..I’m a huuuuuge Kay Scarpetta fan, as well as her co-workers, Marino, Lucy, and husband.

    I am sooooo excited about this movie.

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