It seems like about once a year, I write a post where Angelina Jolie is in talks to play Kay Scarpetta, the fictional character from the very popular novels written by Patricia Cornwell. Well, nothing ever actually happens. It is all talk. Until now. Apparently filming is actually going to begin by the end of the year. Nothing can be done. Angelina Jolie will be Kay Scarpetta. Does she fit the description of the character? Nope. Not at all. If you have never read the books you won't care. If you have read the books you are going to be disappointed about everything anyway so the fact that Angelina Jolie is playing the title character is going to be just a long list of complaints. With very, very few exceptions, books are never as good as the movies. The only exceptions I can think of off the top of my head are the Harry Potter books but that is more due to JK Rowling signing a very pro-author movie deal and Atonement was pretty much dead on. Other than that I have usually been disappointed and rarely watch any movie that comes from a book I read.
For her part, Patricia Cornwell (above) says she is happy with Angelina Jolie as Kay and thinks she will do a good job.