They are making a movie of One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. It’s true! Here is a link.
As you can see, there isn’t a ton of information yet. It’s early days.
There are fifteen of these books in print right now, and Sizzling Sixteen is set to hit bookstores this summer. Oooh I can’t wait. I can’t wait for the book. The movie is not really doing anything for me.
To be fair, I am never happy when somebody makes a movie based on one of my favorite books. I refused to see The Time Traveler’s Wife because I love that book so much, and I knew the movie could never measure up. So, I am not approaching this movie with a fair and unbiased point of view. In addition to that, I am unhappy with their casting decisions. They cast Katherine Heigl as Stephanie, Jason O’Mara as Morelli and Daniel Sunjata as Ranger.
Jason O’Mara seems okay to me. Daniel Sunjata might be okay as Ranger too, but I hate hate hate the idea of Katherine Heigl as Stephanie. She is so not like Stephanie. This is not going to work. Here are some photos:
Katherine Heigl is so not Stephanie
Now I realize there is no way to please everybody, and casting was always going to be a challenge. The problem they face is the fact that there are already 15 books out there in the Stephanie Plum series, not including the “Between the Numbers” books. I have read all 15 of them, some of them more than once. I already have a very clear picture in my head of what all the characters look like. And these guys are not measuring up.
Maybe I’m just grumpy today, I don’t know. But I don’t think I will be going to see this movie.