Entertainment: April 2009 Archives

Angelina Jolie as Dr. Kay Scarpetta

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Angelina Jolie scored herself another franchise. The "Tomb Raider" star has been tapped to play Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the beautiful medical examiner heroine of Patricia Cornwell's popular crime novels.

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Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt. (AP)

"Scarpetta's a workaholic who dresses well, drives a Mercedes, attracts handsome guys, and handmakes Italian food, reports Elisabeth Rappe on Cinematical.com. "She's kind of perfect, just like Jolie."

Twentieth Century Fox apparently has acquired the rights to all 16 Scarpetta novels. Could keep Jolie working for a long time.