Variety is reporting that Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Fox 2000 and author Patricia Cornwell to create films based on Cornwell’s bestselling series on medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

There are 16 Scarpetta novels, meaning a franchise is hoped for, but 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.”