Yes, you heard right. One for the Money is being made into a feature film from TriStar (Columbia). They made a fabulous choice by making it into a movie. But their first mistake — casting Katherine Heigl as spunky Italian/Hungarian heroine, Stephanie Plum.
Hard core Evanovich fans are saying, “I think NOT!”
Just what was the casting director/agent thinking when they casted whiny-can’t-get-along-with-her-coworkers Katherine Heigl? (Oh that’s right, they weren’t thinking). More importantly, they probably haven’t even read the books.
Evanovich fans have been picturing a movie since the beginning. Not one person ever imagined Heigl to be a good fit. In fact, she is far, far, from it.
Casting is so important in this series, with the reader-count so high that the wrong choice could make an instant movie flop. Who is going to see a movie in which the main hero – our hero – is completely 100% the wrong choice?
Because TriStar (Columbia) is having such obvious issues in their casting decisions. I have decided to compile a list that they should take into consideration.
Step 1: Fire Heigl. (See, it’s even fun to say). Say it with me.. “Fire Heigl. Fire Heigl. Fire Heigl.”
5 Actresses that would make a better Stephanie Plum than Katherine Heigl
I don’t care that she’s in her mid 40s. She’s gorgeous. She has spunk. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s hard core fan’s #1 choice for Stephanie Plum. Sandra Bullock is at her peak after winning a Golden Globe and with Oscar talk for The Blind Side. Take advantage of her success now, and cast her as Stephanie Plum. No questions. Just do it.
Fans will be happy – and no, no one cares that she’s not 30. I’d rather see her roll around on the floor with Morelli than Katherine Heigl (shudder). Plus, I’d probably pay to see the movie more than once. Just sayin’.
You want a younger brunette, right? One who is cute, funny, and has a sort of innocent, yet spunky quality about her?
The first time I ever saw Hathaway was in The Princess Diaries, of course. She was funny then, and she is funny now. Plus, having dated a felon (right?) – she’s no stranger to bad choices in love. (oh Stephanie.. Stephanie..)
JoAnna always had me chuckling during Reba as a ditzy blonde teen mother. In privledged, she proved she could be taken seriously, while still maintaining a somewhat comedic role.
She’s young (bonus #1), brunette (bonus #2), adorable (bonus #3), and of course – NOT Katherine Heigl (this seals the deal).
Plus, on top of that – I don’t think Garcia has done many feature films. Has she? This would be a good opportunity for her to step out of the TV circuit and into the big screen.
She’s pretty much every girl’s #1 girl crush in 2009-2010. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t absolutely adore her. At the same time, she’s not over-kill when it comes to the media and many people still do not know who she is. This would be a great fit for Stephanie Plum, as some movies do better when the actresses haven’t already been type-casted into certain roles.
Plus, becoming Stephanie Plum might just make her a household name. I think TriStar (Columbia) might want to re-think their original choice.
Okay – sure she is another “older actress” along with Sandra Bullock. But isn’t Hollywood’s “40″ the real world’s “30″? Plus being not only incredibly hot – but she’s also very talented. She has proven herself to be capable of action-packed scenes (Hello Underworld).
It shouldn’t be about the age of the actress – but how about the talent, the fit, the like-ability factor? Who doesn’t like Kate Beckinsale?
Listen, Tristar (Columbia) – Your choice for Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum has upset many Evanovich fans – and those are exactly who you should be trying to impress. Choosing someone who is so absolutely opposite of everything Stephanie Plum is not only shows us that you have not only not read the books – but you really don’t care about profit. (And if that’s the case – why the movie?) Heigl as Plum will only ensure one thing – the movie is a flop.
I encourage you to rethink your choices. If not any of the above, that’s fine. Just about anyone would make a better Plum than Katherine. Guaranteed.
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