The stunner has been signed up to portray the forensic pathologist Dr Kay Scarpetta in a Hollywood adaptation of Patricia Cornwells best-selling crime novels.
Dr Scarpetta has featured in 16 books written by Cornwell, but the flick will not be based on one particular story, reports The Telegraph.
Instead Fox 2000, the Hollywood studio, is planning the thriller to be one of the many thriller series featuring the 'Gia actress. Although the author was very protective of her literary property, she only gave her nod after meeting Angelina.
After the meeting, Cornwell was convinced that they had found common ground on the creative direction. TOI