Friday, February 26, 2010

Angelina Jolie to play Kay Scarpetta

The actress' interest in the popular series by Patricia Cornwell got the ball rolling after many years of starts and stops.

For almost two decades, Hollywood has attempted to bring Scarpetta to the big screen. Various studios have spent more than $10 million in development, and talent as disparate as actresses Demi Moore and Kristin Scott Thomas and directors Joel Schumacher and Antonia Bird have attempted to tackle books in the series. "I think she's a bit of the runaway bride," Cornwell says of her literary alter ego's relationship with Hollywood. "She flirts, but won't get married."