Friday, April 24, 2009
A better fit?
I guess Angelina Jolie is a good choice to play Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the medical examiner heroine of Patricia Cornwell's novels, but I'm sorry to see Jolie potentially become involved with a character that has gotten less and less interesting with time. The early novels had a nasty page-turning kick, but my memory (having not read one in several years) is that Scarpetta becomes increasingly dour as the series goes on. Jolie is too much fun for this role and I really can't see this franchise catching fire post-C.S.I..