Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stephanie Plum Movie News!

One of my favourite series is coming to the big screen!

One for the Money, the first book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is finally going to be made into a movie!!! According to an article in Variety, Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy, The Ugly Truth) has signed on to play the lead role of former lingerie buyer turned inept bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

I'm sure the debate will rage online about the casting, and if you want to get in on the voting for the casting for the supporting characters you can visit Janet Evanovich's Facebook page.

Personally, I would have voted for Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) for the role of Stephanie, as she can do kooky and better fits the physical description of Stephanie from the books. Now, I wonder who they'll get to play Ranger and Morelli??

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite series and you just killed my greatest hope of seing this series come to life visually by casting Heigle as the lead. Really left cold and clammy.

_luny said...

Please tell me the movie part is true & that the Katherine Heigl part is not!!!

Anonymous said...

Heigle is totally wrong.
That's the problem with books turning into film- the film producers cast people that are not right for the character and the whole thing is a disaster.
The fans are cheated and the story ruined.
Heilgle not only looks wrong she can't act.I won't go see it- I'll stick to the books.

Anonymous said...

Heilgle is totally wrong.
What a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

No way Katherine Heigl is Stephanie, where in the world did curlie long ethnic dark hair become blonde! Terrible casting, so disappointing!

Anonymous said...

This choice of actress for Stephanie stinks. Katherine Heigl does not fit her profile AT ALL. Another great book series ruined for Hollywood money remeber Julianne Moore as Clarice Starling or Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon?). Sticking to the books - thanks but no thanks to the movie with this casting!

Michelle Leingang said...

I agree with the other comments posted. I am very disappointed with the casting of Katherine Heigl. She is NOT Stephanie. I have read every book and run to the store as soon as a new one hits the shelf. I have always thought Sandra Bullock would be the perfect Stephanie but I love the idea of Lauren Graham as well. They are book funny and smart women who would do a great job.

thelibrarian said...

Had it been Sandra Bullock or Lauren Graham... I be the first in line. Katherine Heigl???? Seriously? Are the going to cast Zach Efron as Ranger? Tyra Banks as Lula? This is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

You're kidding! Right? Katherine Heigle will never be Stephanie Plum. What were they thinking!!! What about Sandra Bullock??? I'Ll stick to the books. Thanks but no thanks

Anonymous said...

I have the entire series on audio and there is no way Katherine Heigl is Stephanie. Sandra Bullock, Lauren Graham - yes.
Zack Efron as Ranger is a joke.

Should be Queen Latifa as Lula
Morelli should be Dabniel Pino from Cold Case
Ranger should be Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds
Grandma should be Cloris Leachman
Connie should be - dunno know right now...gotta think some more on the rest
Perhaps Sally Sweet should be Dee Schneider from Twisted Sister, but he's kind of old.

Anonymous said...

NO WAY is Heigle the right person for this role. I agree, Lauren Graham or Sandra Bullock would be perfect. Debi Mazur did an excellent job with the Stephanie Plum audio books and would be great too.

Anonymous said...

I think Monique would make a perfect Lula... What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Ok seriously, Sandra Bullock and Lauren Graham are great but are much too old for the part.

Anonymous said...

Lonnie Love would be the perfect Lula. Maybe "The Rock" as Ranger

Sean said...

Someone like Marisa Tomei should play the part of Stephanie - she is who I see when I read the books. She from the NY and totally looks New Jersey. Only prob is she may not be young enough in the eyes of Hollywood, but I think she could pull it off.

Anonymous said...

I feel defeated...my sister called me this morning to tell me that a large breasted blonde was playing Stephanie Plum...sigh... The description of all the characters is crystal clear, I am dumbfounded. I hope for the sake of the books/future movies that Ms. Heigl proves all us doubters wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I don't know about Katherine Heigl as Stephanie. This movie should have been made 5 yrs ago with Sandra Bullock! And please, please, please, I beg you, get Mo'Nique to play Lula.

Anonymous said...

Katherine Heigle is the right age about. And she did die her hair. And I do think she is funny. Definitely not who I would have thought of for the role. But they are making a Hollywood movie that they want everybody to see and I'm sure it will be good. Even if it is not what we thought when we read the books. I mean look at True Blood and Sookie Stackhouse books. So different and definitely NOT who I thought of as Sookie Stackhouse, but they are both good in and of themselves.

Anonymous said...

Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum is about as wrong as it can get.
I don't even want to think about who will be miscast as Morelli.
What a slap in the face to a wonderful series & author.

Anonymous said...

I think Katherine Heigl would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

I think the cast should be mostly unknowns. Kind of like what they did with the Twilight series. All the characters are household names now but we could identify with them in the movie because we haven't seen them act in many movies previous to this.

Anonymous said...

Katherine heigle will be awesome as Stephanie. She has had brown hair in the past and I'm sure she can have it again. She is so funny that she will be perfect to play Stephanie rather than Sandra Bullock. If they had picked her to play Stephanie, I would never see the movie.

Anonymous said...

Mo'Nique is ACTUALLY PERFECT! for the pivotal role of Lula. (PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO FANS WHEN THEY SAY THIS!!!) She is the spitting image of what I was imagining for Lula while reading the books.
I've said all along that Sandra Bullock was horrible for the role of Steph Plum because she's too TALL and her features are too defined to play stephanie.
Heigl is a good actor and I would like to see her in this role, I think to everyones dismay she'd probably do a good job. Lauren Graham is too old for the character.
And also, NOT. THE. ROCK. FOR. RANGER. even shemar moore wouldn't suit. Someone along the lines of Antonio Banderas.

Anonymous said...

Just have to weigh in that I think Heigl will do well with this role. She has the right sense of comic self deprecation. Ugly Truth wasn't a perfect movie but showed she can play awkward and get a laugh.

My fingers are crossed that a relative hunky unknown will play Morelli. There aren't too many actors I can think of that I'd like to see play him (Bobby Cannavale comes to mind though).

Anonymous said...

vin diesel would be the perfect ranger!!!

Christina said...

come on guys I really think you should Katherine a chance!!!! I think she can pull it off!!!

Anonymous said...

Adam Rodriguez from CSI Miami would be the perfect Ranger (though I am a Vin Deisel fan).
Nix to Heigle, a TERRIBLE choice!!!
No way she can do Italian much less Steph Plum.
I love these books and will not see a movie with Heigle as Plum, it's just too weird.
If they Must cast a blonde Reese Witherspoon would be better.

Anonymous said...

She can pull it off, check her out with dark hair
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1256532/Katherine-Heigl-goes-dark-shows-new-raven-locks.html

kfarkas said...

Ok as a BIG Stephanie Plum fan, and a born and raised Jersey Girl, I must say that they def got this casting ALL wrong! It is obvious that whoever is doing the casting for this movie never read the books. If they did, they would have a more accurate visual of these characters in their head. LISTEN TO THE TRUE FANS! This is who I think should play our beloved characters. Let me know what you think. Sandra Bullock as Stephanie Plum (yeah she is a bit older, but she looks great).
Anne Hathaway could also pull off Stephanie plum as a younger 2nd choice.
Mo'Nique as Lula
Lainie Kazan as Mrs. Plum
Betty White as Grandma Mazur
The Rock as Ranger
Queen Latifah as Lula
Mark Ruffalo or Eddie Cibrian as Joe Morelli
Lara Flynn Boyle as Joyce
Jon Heder as Mooner
Debi Mazar as Connie
Dan Hedaya as Mr. Plum
Adrien Brody as Sally Sweet
Michael Clark Duncan as Tank
Cameron Diaz as Valerie
Kevin James as Kloughn

kfarkas said...

Ok as a BIG Stephanie Plum fan, and a born and raised Jersey Girl, I must say that they def got this casting ALL wrong! It is obvious that whoever is doing the casting for this movie never read the books. If they did, they would have a more accurate visual of these characters in their head. LISTEN TO THE TRUE FANS! This is who I think should play our beloved characters. Let me know what you think. Sandra Bullock as Stephanie Plum (yeah she is a bit older, but she looks great).
Anne Hathaway could also pull off Stephanie plum as a younger 2nd choice.
Mo'Nique as Lula
Lainie Kazan as Mrs. Plum
Betty White as Grandma Mazur
The Rock as Ranger
Queen Latifah as Lula
Mark Ruffalo or Eddie Cibrian as Joe Morelli
Lara Flynn Boyle as Joyce
Jon Heder as Mooner
Debi Mazar as Connie
Dan Hedaya as Mr. Plum
Adrien Brody as Sally Sweet
Michael Clark Duncan as Tank
Cameron Diaz as Valerie
Kevin James as Kloughn

Anonymous said...

I think Katherine Heigl would be great and if Janet Evanovich likes her....she wrote the books.

sam said...

I hope the movie part is true i hope they put it into a tv series instead so they can work on the relationship, i think katherine Heigl wouldn't be right for stephine and they should have jensen ackles for morrelli. That man is fine piece of ass.

Anonymous said...

I think that they should of made it into a minin sieres or tv series so you could see the relationships grom and i think katherine would not suit the role of stephanie plum. The should make the characters unknown faces you knw.

Anonymous said...

Marisa Tomei IS Stephanie. Anyone else is a placeholder. Whoever plays Morelli simply must be Italian and have very hot humor. Please, just get Marisa.

Anonymous said...

I questioned the role by Heigle, but she DOES have the charm and wit to pull it off. Bullock and Graham are natural choices because Bullock has done action films and Graham is a ntural for this type of comedy. Another post points out that both of the afore mentioned actresses are too old to play the part and I agree. It(the part of Plum) needs to be younger. And as a fan of the first novel in particular there is not much action as far as Stephanie is concerned, so let'give Heigle a chance. Nobody saw Cruise as a blonde vampire but he pulled it off(barely). The ones I want to see are the supporting characters. THEY were the ones that made me laugh out loud.......

Anonymous said...

No,say it ain't so! Heigl is wrong, wrong, wrongo! I can't think of a worse choice! I know Angie Harmon has a new show, and she's not exactly right either, but closer than Heigel. Even if they dye her hair...WRONG--and I like her. but not for this. Oh well, I'll keep reading the series and skip the film. Better for my brain anyway!

Anonymous said...

Jamie Lnn Sigler would have been an excellent choice.

Kendra said...

I have read all of her books and have always thought Sandra Bullock should be Stephanie Plum. Lulu should be played by Monique, Ranger could be Benjamin Bratt.

Anonymous said...

I am not so sure about Heigel as Stephanie; I too, pictured someone with darker features. the Rock is not right for Ranger or Morelli. However, can't think of her name, but the woman who played Fran's grandmother in The Nanny series is who comes to mind for me as Grandma Mazur...she was funny. What about a Joe Pesci type character as Vinny, Stephanie's bonds bail cousin/boss?

Anonymous said...

ew who thought heigl made since at all? did the casting crew even read the books?!?!?! i think the girl from gilmore girls/ sandra bullock would be a much better choice

Kathryn said...

Katherine Heigl is a decent actress and I could see her in a lot of different roles, but not this one. I love this series and no matter how she tries to play it, I don't think she can pull it off. She was chosen because she is gorgeous and the casting director is trying to appeal to the male demographic. Stupid, stupid, stupid! Anne Hathaway could easily play this role, as could Rachel McAdams. The casting director really should have read the books. There are a lot of female actresses out there who could have perfected this role. If only someone was smart enough to see it....

Anonymous said...

I love this series. I think Sarah Shahi from Fairly legal would also make a great Stephanie. Gabourey Sidibe would be a good choice for Lula and Beth Grant as Mrs.Plum.

Anonymous said...

Heigl? Yuck. Unless someone else buys my ticket, I'm not seeing this movie. If this is really the choice, it must reflect Evanovich's growing conceit: I've really become increasingly annoyed with her interviews, and now she's selling out to ruin her best books with cheesy big Hollywood bad-acting. If only I could kick my Stephanie Plum addiction!

I agree with previous posters-- for a series with such a cult following, the cast should be unknowns. EVEN Stephanie.

Anonymous said...

I suggest Gabriel Garko as Morelli.
http://static.cinemagia.ro/img/db/actor/01/15/69/gabriel-garko-451550l.jpg

Anonymous said...

I THINK ALL THE PEOPLE WERE TOTALLTY IN THE RIGHT POSITION I WOULD HAVE NOT CHANGED ANYONE!!