Angelina Jolie is set to play medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta from the epic best-selling book series by Patricia Cornwell. After months of negotiations, Jolie and her agent finally sealed the mega-deal by meeting with Cornwall personally and convincing her that Scarpetta was in safe hands, Variety reports. With 16 Scarpetta novels, Jolie could be starring in the franchise into her retirement years. (Photo: WENN)

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