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Angelina Signs on to Lead In Cornwell Suspense Thriller

Despite frequently talking about slowing down her career, Angelina Jolie just signed onto a deal that has the potential to become a major franchise. Jolie will be playing medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, who is the lead in a hugely popular 16-book series written by Patricia Cornwell. The first film won't follow the plot of a specific book, but the studio hopes Angelina will be the next Jason Bourne.

Angelina is an action movie expert and is currently working on another suspense thriller, Salt, so it's familiar territory for the actress. While this doesn't sound like taking a break from movies, she still always finds a way to balance work and family life with Brad Pitt and their kids.


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SandyFeet SandyFeet 8 years
So many casting directors. Take a deep breath and relax.
MGMT MGMT 8 years
angelina will do a great job shes a talented actress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
angell23 angell23 8 years
I love Angelina, but I'm so disappointed about this casting!! This is not at all how I've envisioned Scarpetta all these years.
Smoke Smoke 8 years
She's beautiful, has this "picture perfect family" and she's happy and all, but isn't part of being in the industry keeping fans wanting more? Can't she stop being so effing predictable? Try a different movie style!
remywill remywill 8 years
Anyone who has read any of the books knows this is just BAD casting............
curvylibrarygal curvylibrarygal 8 years
what?! she is NOT kay scarpetta.
MGMT MGMT 8 years
angelina jolie makes money at the box office that why shes a successful and huge star around the world !!!!!!!!!!! money people
Freyda Freyda 8 years
For heaven's sake the woman was just off for 14 months. Half the stuff announced for actors never happens. Remember when all you haters where saying she was making "Atlas Shrugged" in 2008? Angie hasn't shot back-to-back films since before she adopted Maddox. This is classic Angelina-Jolie-Double-Standard and incredibly sexist Brad went back to work when the twins were 10 weeks old. Nicole Kidman went back to work 3 WEEKS after Sunday was born. Angie was with the twins for 8 MONTHS nad she isn't breast feeding anymore. Naomi Watts started filming when Sammy was 8 weeks old and is now filming her 2nd feature while Liev is working on "Salt". Sammy is only four months old WHo is taking care of their kids.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
I love the Bourne series but I have faith that Angelina can hold her own with regards to butt-kicking
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Didn't she just take more than a year off in between wrapping the Changeling and starting Salt? She was France having twins for quite awhile last year. Might as well work now, because the roles for women after 40 get few and far between in Hollywood. The way they rotate their work and have long breaks between projects, they probably get to spend more time with their children than most working couples.
Glamorously Glamorously 8 years
Eh, so what. The Morgan Freeman character, Alex Cross is white. Isn't Jason Bourne older than Matt Damon? Let's see what she brings to the role. She actually has a lot more range than most actresses. She can do tough and soft like A Mighty Heart. You can't fault the woman for making as much money as she can. She donates a third of her income to charities. The Mormon church only as for 10%. How many of use even donate 1%?
sarahgibs sarahgibs 8 years
NOOOO way would Angelina make a good Kay Scarpetta. I always pictured Jodi Foster, Angelina is too dark haired, young and has to much of a bombshelly look for Scarpetta, why ooo why would they ruin my favorite series of books
Yay, Angelina is gonna be in more movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo happy. :D I better get started reading the books.
aembry396 aembry396 8 years
Oh you are right Leenie...Laura Linney would be AMAZING!?!
annalisa annalisa 8 years
I've also read all of the Kay Scarpetta's books and I'm a fan. Although I like Angelina, I think she's not the right choice to play Kay, absolutley not!!! Even if I try, I can't picture Angelina playing Scarpetta. As some of you said, action has got nothing to do with Kay's books, she's a doctor. I like the idea of Naomi Watts instead, someone who could give life to the character without overshadowing, like leenie said. but please, not Angelina!
leenie leenie 8 years
I've read most of her books and I completely agree, Amesabelle. The Kay Scarpetta books may have some action moments, but they are definitely not action. And, Angelina Jolie does not fit the character. She's a fine actress, but I just can't see her in that role at all. Laura Linney would be a good choice, I think. Or someone more unknown. Angelina Jolie would just overshadow the character and story.
j25 j25 8 years
Yes, Laura Linney would be great. How about Mariska Hargitay?
j25 j25 8 years
This must be a joke. I've read all the books and always wondered what the movie would be like. Now I know that putting Jolie in it would just kill it.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I've read a LOT of Pat Cromwell's books. And Angie does NOT fit the Kay character at ALL. I'm not an Angelina hater, I just don't think she is right for the role. I would go with someone a little softer, like Laura Linney. If Angelina wants to make a kick-ass female detective movie, that's great, go for it. But leave Kay alone.
jenny_r jenny_r 8 years
She has children because she likes to collect! They're a collection, and she's always looking for a new item to add to her collection. Deny it or not, we all know this is true.
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