Angelina Jolie Is Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta


Angelina Jolie


Fox 2000 are acquiring screen rights to author Patricia Cornwell's best-selling book series on medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta and will develop it as a vehicle for Angelina Jolie.

While she is still involved in the production of "Salt", Angelina Jolie has already got a new starring project on her sleeves. Variety reports that the 33-year-old has signed on to portray beautiful and hard-charging medical examiner named Dr. Kay Scarpetta for a forthcoming movie by Twentieth Century Fox and its Fox 2000 division, "Untitled Kay Scarpetta Project".

Words about Jolie's casting in the yet-to-be-titled feature project come out after Fox 2000 acquire screen rights to author Patricia Cornwell's bestselling book series on the medical examiner. In the meantime, the Academy Award-winning actress is said to be joining the studio and producers in meeting with potential writers.

This "Untitled Kay Scarpetta Project" will be produced by Mark Gordon and Geyer Kosinski with Bryan Zuriff serving as executive producer. The movie which will be made in the vein of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven" will be based on Patricia Cornwell's bestselling Scarpetta series of books, but it will not be focused on any one specific novel. It is yet to have either a screenwriter or a director.

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    Ezechiele
    Feb 03, 2012

    Angelina Jolie non può assolutamente interpretare Kay!!! Al massimo Lucy, con i capelli ramati!!!

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    PNK
    Jan 22, 2011

    Here are my cast choices: Jodie Foster as Kay, Angelina as Lucy, John Travolta as Marino, Richard Gere as Benton. Perfection!

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    Piki36
    Jan 02, 2011

    Angelina Jolie is a mistake, and the producers will realise it soon enough. Jolie's everywhere, and I get sick of seeing her in every second movie. Good for her that she is in such high demand, but for the role of Kay Scarpetta, sexiness is not the point, doesn't matter that she'll be starting her career in the movie. Jolie won't even be good for the roles of Lucy or Berger. I'm always hoping that they'll change their minds and cast Jodie Foster.

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    frankeeafro
    Dec 09, 2010

    Kay - Michelle Pfeiffer Lucy - Leah Remini Jaime Berger - Bridget Moyhanan Pete Marino - Mike Starr Benton Wesley - Hugh Jackman

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    roy
    Dec 03, 2010

    her lips are very sexy

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    jack
    Dec 03, 2010

    she is very sexy

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    visiting
    Nov 02, 2010

    Jolie is absolutely not right for Kay Scarpetta...got to facebook and join the fight to BOYCOTT ANGELINA JOLIE AS SCARPETTA!!!

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    natalie
    Oct 11, 2010

    If Jolie plays .. I will not be seeing it in the movies .. maybe Netflix .. more likely .. will wait for TV. I've seen Jolie in serious dramas .. but she so SO NOT right for Scarpetta. Ms. Cornwall may like her .. but Cornwalls true fans will never accept her.

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    laracroft
    Aug 29, 2010

    Regardless of your preconcieved notion of who plays the role of Kay, the studio usually goes with the most bankable star. Jolie is a major drawcard!

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    Almichaels
    Jul 15, 2010

    Every Scarpetta book talks about how goodlooking Dr Scarpetta is. Think how atractive she is to Benton and Marino. Jolie will be about 36 when the movie comes out which is about the age Scarpetta is when the series started. These movies need someone young because they will have a new one every 2-3 yrs.Cornwell has about 17-19 books and this series will run for years like James Bond ot Star Trek. If they downplay her looks a little she will be perfect for the part. Just like Scarpetta she is strongwilled intelligent and a compassionate person.Jolie being one of the best actors I have every seen can make this character both sizzle and be loved. There is no better choice for this role. At first i thought she would be better suited for the part of Lucy, if they couls of gotten Angelina as a teenager. Now I realise that would not of worked because Jolie would of totally stolen the show playin the totally juicy role of Lucy. Today Angelina Jolie is perfect for the part of Dr Kay Scarpetta as both are sophisticated, intelligent and forceful personalities.I can't wait for the first movie to come out!

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    Boon
    Jun 29, 2010

    Angelina Jolie could not be a worse pick for this role. I can't imagine what they were thinking. I hope that deal goes sour and they see the error of their ways. Jodie Foster would be PERFECT. Along with James Gandolfini as Marino, and either Jessica Biel or Jorja Fox as Lucy. Also, while I get not doing ALL of the books separately, I think they should NOT try to make ONE movie...they should pick up in like the 4th or 5th book and go from there...maybe skip some, and do a series of movies.

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    Remington1
    Mar 05, 2010

    I agree with my fellow Cornwell readers in the fact that Angelina Jolie is completely wrong for the part!! She is way too young to play the part. You need to find someone more mature in age and sophisticated. Someone that fits Scarpetta's personality. Please find someone else before it is too late.

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    scarpettafan
    Mar 01, 2010

    angelina is better suited to play lucy, kay's lesbian niece

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    EMEN
    Feb 25, 2010

    What you all forget is that there are even more people who have not read the books and will just watch the films with completely open minds. They are FAB stories lets not forget.

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    lilacaross
    Feb 25, 2010

    This is SO wrong! HORRIBLE! Those books were my Gods when I was 14. This is just wrong. Kay is older, sophisticated, believable, smart! Not a hollywood chick whose only believable role was Gia! I'm outraged and sooo disappointed. This has crushed my 14 year old spirit.

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    Noblees
    Feb 24, 2010

    First, let me tell you that as many of you, I also don't like Jolie as Scarpetta. to me, scarpetta will always be amanda burton from "silent witness", dont know how many of you know about that bbc show but check it out. oh, and amanda burton was also a phorensic/pathologist in that show. she would have to loose some weight today but she would still rock as kay. be sure to check the show out guys, you'll love it!

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    locojules
    Feb 23, 2010

    I am an adamant reader of the scarpetta series and have to say that I was taken aback when I first read about Jolie playing Kay Scarpetta. I do not think she is appropriate for the part. What were they thinking??

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    snakes
    Feb 10, 2010

    I agree with everyone else, Jolie is wrong for the part. I think Emily Procter would be a good match.

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    wyldtxn
    Feb 04, 2010

    Wow, I love this debate. I am having trouble picuting Jolie in the role but Jody Foster doesn't really work for me either. Someone from another site mentioned Michelle Pfeiffer as a good choice. That was kind of a surprise but I think she could really pull it off. I want Gere as Benton and I like Jorje Fox as Lucy very much..but it depends on how old Lucy is going to be in the movie..remember she was introduced to us in her early teens. Franz is a good choice for Marino but he may be too old..

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    Halika333
    Jan 21, 2010

    First of all, I definitely disagree with EVERYONE that thinks Angelina Jolie will not suffice as Kay Scarpetta. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Scarpetta is Angelina Jolie. So once again I just think you guys are just tired of seeing her dominate the movie industry. Buttt get over it and get a life!

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    Maria G
    Jan 11, 2010

    Pleaaassseeee NO! Angelina Jolie is not Kay Scarpetta by any stretch of the imagination, use of make up, or change in hair colour. She just does not work as Kay Scarpetta. I dont remember the exact words, but it goes something along the lines that Kay is a fine featured blonde. Angelina is beautiful but NOT fine featured, her nose is big blob! She does not have the sophistication and understated sex appeal I visualise when reading about Kay. Ashley Judd or Sharon Stone are good examples of a fine featured face!

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    sbutter
    Jan 01, 2010

    I think Jolie is too young for Kay and too old for Lucy. I agree someone with a less sexy appeal would better suit. I could see her as Jaime Berger, maybe. Hillary Swank as Lucy (maybe too tall)? Diane Lane as Kay is good, or maybe Laura Linney? Michael Chiklis as Marino?

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    Lindart
    Dec 02, 2009

    I saw both Dennis Franz and Jodie Foster in Century City at the market and shopping fairly recently. He could be Marino, but someone rounder less sharp might be better. And Foster is short and slender and that doesn't seem to fit the Kay role. If the movie is well written and directed the actors will become the parts. I, too, have read all her novels, and I think, unfortunately, they have deteriorated and become absurd.

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    Lisa
    Nov 27, 2009

    I do not dislike Jolie but I must agree she is not good for the role. Laura Linney and yes even Jodie Foster would do well is this role. I think Evan Rachel Wood would make a great Lucy and Dennis Franz is a perfect Maroni. Richard Gere is a natural for Benton

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    DhanaJ
    Nov 07, 2009

    I have been reading Patricia Cornwell novels for YEARS, and, since I cast all books I read, imagined the characters to be played by these actors: Kay- Cheryl Ladd Marino- Dennis Franz Lucy- Alicia Witt Wesley- James Brolin True, some of these actors have aged since I first cast them, but try as I may I can't see Angelina as a Kay Scarpetta, for all the reasons named. I LOVE AJ and all of her accomplishments, which were successful because she was properly cast. I don't think it would be a flop, but it could possibly be "lukewarm", which would be a real let down for fans who have waited so long for this.

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    jade
    Oct 24, 2009

    don't wreck my image of who kay scarpetta is, jolie is all wrong, i think sharon stone would be a better suit for the role and pierce brosnan for benton, jolie would be better suited for lucy,but please not scarpetta, i propably wouldn't waste my money to see that

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    annieoakley
    Oct 13, 2009

    I am shocked! being an avid reader of the scarpetta books I cannot visualise Angelina in the role as Kay Scarpetta. I would much rather see Diane Lane in the part. In angelina;s defence she is a superb actress, could she be lucy?

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    Jeff
    Oct 08, 2009

    Just like the other folks, I have read all the books and love them. When I saw Jolie as Scarpetta, I thought you must be thinking of someone other than Scarpetta. Get someone that fits. Kay Scarpetta has class, not Jolie!!!

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    Steve E
    Oct 08, 2009

    I suppose doing a "Bourne Identity" to these books will find a different audience. I watched the films first, then read the book and loved them being totally different! So I am looking forward to the film, whoever plays the lead. AJ could be distracting or make it a big hit.

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    Karen
    Sep 24, 2009

    Angelina Jolie is totally wrong. Yes I agree that Jodie Foster would be good and Dennis Franz as Marino would be perfect!!

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    Hot Coco
    Sep 17, 2009

    I think Angelina jolie would be really good considering her good looks and tough image. Look at her in Wanted i think she did a great job. As for the blonde look i think Uma thurman would be good she was good in Kill Bill.

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    alohamjm
    Sep 08, 2009

    kay scarpetta should be played by jodie foster,marino is james gandolfini,richard gere is benton and lucy should be rachel mcadams.love jolie but she is not scarpetta.

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    Marz
    Aug 24, 2009

    Its seems pretty one sides here NO ANGELINA. I completely agree. The person that mentioned Hellen Mirren and Sarandon are too old to play Scarpetta. Gandolfini would be a good Marino but would have to gain about 40 pounds, I like the idea of Dennis Franz better. I think someone tougher than Richard gere should play Benton though, remeber he was in the FBI, and faked his death and all. Casting Kay is tough. Jodie Foster is to butch and too short, we need someone with class and humility. What about McAdams as Lucy?

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    tristan\'s mom
    Aug 08, 2009

    I really enjoy all of the Scarpetta books and have read them over and over. When it comes to making a movie, they SHOULD focus on one book at a time. Mostly females read her books, and I personally am not into the way seven was filmed. Additionally, I agree with everyone else, NO ANGELINA JOLIE! She does not represent the visual picture of Kay Scarpetta that is painted in the books. What's next? Brad Pitt as Marino? Please, cast people that are visually in-line with the characters and do one book at a time.

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    ggs
    Jul 26, 2009

    Jolie is unbelievable as Scarpetta. Jodi Foster....Perfect! I always see NYPD's Dennis Franz as Morino have all the books and read them all..and we are all getting old waiting for the movie...actresses included

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    netitebaby102
    Jul 03, 2009

    I have read all of PC's books, the Scarpetta ones being my favorites. ANgelina has the toughness that Kay possesses but that is it. She seems like everything that Kay isn't. She is not a blond hair blue-eyed Italian. I have a completely different vision of her physically. I'm interested to see how this is going to work out.

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    mythinking
    Jul 02, 2009

    It would seem that the only one to play Patricia Cornwell is herself! The novels are all about herself (Lucy is her lesbianism) and she obviously thinks she is beautiful and the most intelligent person on the planet and doesn't mind idiots like annoying and pitiful Marino whom should have been killed off early on to spare the reader. I stopped reading by mid "The Last Precinct" because of Dr. Ego and Marino, and psycho dribble. Jolie is all wrong for this part, but I'm already so disappointed that the series became boring, annoying,and transparently egotistical.

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    EK
    Jun 21, 2009

    Jolie would be the worst choice... Her looks, her style, her age... everything about her is so anti-Kay... The movie will be a complete disaster!

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    cmonkey
    May 29, 2009

    I am not sure if Jolie would be too young - she is maturing and her adaptability factor is high. I like the idea of Sharon Stone or Laura Dern or even Julianne Moore. For Lucy, Jolie might be too old, as Lucy is in her 20's - Lucy is tough as nails and Jorja Fox would be a great idea as would Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel. I love the idea of Richard Gere as Benton, too. I am anxiously awaiting the casting and hope that Patricia Cornwell has some say in who plays who, after all, its her creation.

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    Petrichor
    May 27, 2009

    I love the Scarpetta novels, and have read all of Cornwell's novels. Jolie is totally wrong. Jodie Foster would be great. Jorja Fox would be a fantastic Lucy.

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    Karen
    May 26, 2009

    I have been reading the Scarpetta series for years. I agree, she is not the right actress to portray this character. I also agree that Jodi Foster will also be a good choice. As will James Gandolfini as Moreno. I can just picture him as this character. As, for Lucy, someone who is not so feminine. I hope that they do not ruin these characters in the book. Patricia Cornwell is such a talented writer, I'd hate to see damage done. I'd like to see a series of these done, like the Nora Roberts books. All I know is that I can really get into the book & visualize the characters & Angeline Joli is not the one of choice.

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    Scarpetta Fan
    May 06, 2009

    I am a massive fan of the Scarpetta series and Angelina Jolie is not the right fit! She is too young-as someone else mentioned Kay is understated/mature-they have to have someone older!!! Jodie Foster would be magnificent in the role! Really no way can Angelina pull this one off!!!

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    Libra
    Apr 30, 2009

    Jollie is too young too fragile looking. Sharon Stone would fit the part better. She projects strength, intelligence and is also an attractive blonde as is Scarpetta's description.

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    Scott D
    Apr 28, 2009

    I have read all of the Scarpetta novels and Jolie is not the right actress. Don't know how anyone would think that she's a good fit. But, that's Hollywood for you. Dennis Franz would make a good Pete Marino, btw. I actually thought they would never bring the series to screen because of the flood of CSI programs.

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    Pinkkitten70
    Apr 28, 2009

    There really is only one choice for a Big Screen Kay Scarpetta and that is Miss Jodie Foster! The actress that Cornwall stated years ago is the only person she would consider to brind Scarpetta alive!

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    Augful
    Apr 27, 2009

    I think Angelina Jolie is a very beautiful and talented actress. But she is absolutely NOT Scarpetta in any way, shape or form. This is a mistake!

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    KSfan
    Apr 25, 2009

    she is so wrong for the role, I can't even put it in words. i have been waiting a VERY long time to finally get my favourite heroine to be portrayed in a movie but PC always rejected the scripts because of lack of greatness and now she going to let fox ruin it for jolie? i don't think so! at least i hope not!!! XOXO from germany!

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    astray
    Apr 24, 2009

    Even if i'm a big Jolie's addicted i agree on the fact that she's far too young and not mature enough for playing KS... lucy could be a good hit for her... however let's see maybe she could surprised us all

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    Big Red
    Apr 24, 2009

    How did this happen? There are several actresses who could play this role effectively like Helen Mirren, for example. Jolie--what on earth? She is not a qualified enough actress. Bad pick guys.

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    kat60513
    Apr 24, 2009

    I actually see the lady from the show Bones playing Kay, not Angelina.

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    bjzena
    Apr 23, 2009

    angie will be awesome like she was in bone collector. People do not underestimate this actress she deserves respect for being an Oscar winner. I think alot of people are jealous of her, how petty.

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    Debbie
    Apr 23, 2009

    I agree...Jolie is too young. Laura Linney or Susan Surandon would be better suited. James Gandolfini would be a great Marino and I like a James Brolin type for Benton. I've read every Scarpetta book and I know these characters. Jolie cannot/should not try to play this part.

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    rangehound
    Apr 23, 2009

    Angelina is no Kay. Susan Sarandon is Kay. If Jolie has to be in this project she would be better suited as Scarpetta's niece. Better yet, keep her away. P. Cornwell, don't let Jolie ruin your good thing.

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    jodij
    Apr 23, 2009

    Laura Linney would do well, maybe Kyra Sedgewick? But NOT Jolie!!!! PLEASE think about this!!!! Have the casting people REALLY thought this through?? Have they EVER read the books? I think not!!!

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    emmysmom
    Apr 23, 2009

    i am an avid cornwell reader and i am also not sure if angie is the right choice...but i can say in her defense she has been able to adapt to any character set in front of her. i think james gandolfini would be a great marino, and i think benton seems kinda richard gere-esk...i think they should cast gloria stuart as rose, and i think maybe winona ryder would be a good lucy...i am inclined to agree with the others in saying maybe laura linney would be better suited for kay....

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    Kay fan
    Apr 22, 2009

    There goes credibility. She's too young to be KS and totally wrong for the part anyway. Too one-faced.

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    faby
    Apr 22, 2009

    She s too young i think they should get someone like julianne moore

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    Kayla
    Apr 22, 2009

    I don't like that bitch. She is a home wrecker and she need to get her worthless piece of shit husband and her 4,000 kids and get and leave Jennifer anniston the fuck alone and get out of the Hollywood business and go away, because she know nobody like her or her movies. I don't like her attitude either.

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    moxy
    Apr 22, 2009

    I've read all of the KS series (as of today) and think Jolie will be good in the role. I look forward to the movie(s).

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    mummy me
    Apr 22, 2009

    Jolie does not have the maturity to pull off this role! Anyone who has read the series knows that Kay is humble, sexy but understated and not obsessed by her appearance. CHOOSE SOMEONE ELSE!

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    AW
    Apr 22, 2009

    Jolie Rocks! She is the hottest thing in Hollywood, let alone the planet...

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    Joy
    Apr 22, 2009

    Obviously we have a bunch of haters who have probably never even read Cornwell's books... If you know Cornwell, and her dynamic character, Jolie is actually a great fit for the role and will do it justice. As for the other facts and comments -- wow you need to get over it and move on!

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    RLQGRANMA
    Apr 22, 2009

    SHE IS TOO YOUNG. SHE IS ALSO TOO SEXY LOOKIG. KAY SCARPETTA HAS CLASS AND MATURITY. MORE OF A GRACE KELLY THAN JOLIE.

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