FILM DEALS

Angelina Jolie to Touch Dead Bodies

What can’t the patron saint of all things do? Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Fox Atomic to star as Dr. Kay Scarpetta in the wildly popular series penned by Patricia Cornwell. The medical examiner role is part of a 16-book series and could jumpstart a franchise a la The Bourne Identity. Scarpetta, an “opera-loving coroner,” might prove to be a juicy role for Jolie, who as of late had only so-so success with the action flick Wanted and the raved-but-unseen Changeling.