Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kerry Williamson to Pen Script for Film Adaptation of Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta Novels

The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
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Last April, we reported that Fox 2000 had acquired the rights to Patricia Cornwell's series of mysteries featuring forensic consultant Kay Scarpetta as a potential franchise starring Angelina Jolie. Now The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog is reporting that Kerry Williamson (Fork in the Road, Breaking the Bank) has been tapped to write the screenplay.

Though there are 17 thrillers in the series (plus one behind-the-scenes novella set in Scarpetta's kitchen), the film is not expected to be based on any single novel but "will draw from the world and characters Cornwell has created."

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