scarpetta1jolieAny other readers out there see this as a very strange piece of casting? I never pictured Patricia Cornwell's famous medical examiner as frumpy, but I  didn't see her looking like Lara Croft either! Especially in the early books (Body of Evidence, All That Remains) Cornwell presents Scarpetta as more of a restrained, professional, all-business type. Hollywood, of course, has its own priorities, and fidelity to books isn't one of them. We're especially interested in reports that the first movie won't be based on one book in the series, but several. Does this mean they'll simply take the Scarpetta character and come up with a whole new storyline?

Also, we're wondering who'll play Scarpetta's niece, Lucy. And her policeman pal, Marino. Nominations anyone?

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