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Can Angelina Do Kay Scarpetta? And Other Casting Decisions That Upset Fans.

It’s official. Angelina Jolie has signed on to play medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in an as-of-yet untitled movie based on Patricia Cornwell’s 17-book series. Cornwell is pretty pumped about the choice. “When Angelina came out of the left field last year, I was floored,” she said. “Angelina had pithy things to say about what she wanted to do. She was direct and goal-oriented.”

However, the fans of the books—let’s just say they’re not too happy. They say that, for starters, Angelina is far too young to play the character who is 40 to 45 on paper. Not to mention that while Angelina is exotic-looking, Kay was described as an All-American beauty. Originally, Jodie Foster was approached to play the role. After she refused, many fans seemed to be rooting for Elizabeth Mitchell, aka Juliette on “Lost.” One fan summed it up, “Angie is all wrong to play Kay.” [Los Angeles Times]

But this is hardly the first time that people have been up in arms when a casting decision has been announced for a movie about a beloved character. After the jump, a look at other casting choices that were initially panned to later be praised.
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A Real-Life Lesbian Love Crime Story

Hold on tight because Twisted Triangle, a new in depth, tell-all, true story, about a lesbian FBI agent is set to hit the shelves. Crime writer Patricia Cornwell, best known for her character Dr. Kay Scarpetta, seduced the blonde-haired blue-eyed bureau agent, Margo Bennett, while researching a novel back in the 90’s. What started as an innocent slip of a heel up Margo’s leg at work led to torrid affair. Their sexy secret love was made into a public scandal when Margo’s FBI agent husband, in a fit of passion, tried to kill her in church. But who cares about him?! Between the sheets, the suits, the secrets, and the guns, there’s sure to be plenty of hot girl-on-girl action. [Page Six] Keep reading »

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