Is there a Sexy Doctor in the House?

Anjelina Jolie might have a new franchise on her hands (isn’t that what Noyce’s “Salt” is? the start of a new franchise? – Ed).

The “Changeling” star is the frontrunner to play literary character Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a series of Mark ‘Criminal Minds’ Gordon films. Scarpetta is a medical examiner in the novels by Patricia Cornwell.

Though there are 16 Scarpetta novels, this film won’t be tied to a specific Cornwell mystery title. Much the way that Jason Bourne morphed into an action hero in plots not rigidly locked into the Robert Ludlum book series, the opera-loving coroner Scarpetta will be the lead in a suspense thriller in the vein of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Seven.”

In addition, Variety reports that Jolie is awaiting the script for “Wanted 2”, and is attached to a sequel to “Kung-Fu Panda”.