Variety is reporting that Jolie and Cornwell will be working with Fox 2000 to create films based on Cornwell's bestselling mystery novels (there are 16 to date) about Scarpetta (an opera-loving coroner) and her life and work.
But according to youbentmywookie.com, the movies will not be tied to specific books. Instead, the creators of the Scarpetta films will follow the example of the popular "Bourne" films, in which "Jason Bourne morphed into an action hero in plots not rigidly locked into the Robert Ludlum book series."
She has also been involved in a recent controversy over the identity of Jack the Ripper. Her 2002 book, "Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed," charges British painter Walter Sickert with the crimes.