Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One for the Money Casting

The most popular post in my entire blog at least since late 2009 has been One for the Money: The Movie. Since this is the case I thought an update to the movie based on the best selling Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich was in order. The series has generated 17 novels so far, I'm a little behind having stopped at 15 last year.

A quick search at IMDb produced a list of the full cast:

Katherine Heigl ... Stephanie Plum
John Leguizamo ... Jimmy Alpha
Daniel Sunjata ... Ranger
Jason O'Mara ... Joe Morelli
Debbie Reynolds ... Grandma Mazur
Patrick Fischler ... Vinnie Plum
Sherri Shepherd ... Lula
Leonardo Nam ... John Cho
Nate Mooney ... Eddie Gazarra
Ana Reeder ... Connie
Gavin-Keith Umeh ... Benito Ramirez
Adam Paul ... Bernie Kuntz
Brenna Roth ... Sara
Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Lenny
Michael Laurence ... Lonnie Dodd

While I'm not exactly thrilled by the casting I'll reserve judgement until January 27th, 2012 when the movie is released.

I think Debbie Reynolds is actually a pretty good choice to play Grandma Mazur but I was really hoping for Betty White.

What do all of you Stephanie Plum fans out there think?


Stacy Lynn said...

Betty White would have been absolutely perfect! I also think Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) would have made the perfect Ranger.

Dave said...

Does the "Rock" have the hair for it?

Brilliantly Blonde said...

I was picturing Antonio Banderas for Ranger, and someone more like Mark Teixeira for Morelli. I wouldn't have picked Heigl for the lead, either, but I guess we'll see!!
I've read the first 16 novels in the series, but really should have stopped after number five. They all blurred together since then.

Brilliantly Blonde said...

Oh, and Sherri Shepherd as Lula is FABULOUS!!

Dave said...

Agreed about the books as I read them all in a short period of time. I think I'll enjoy the next couple when I revisit them since it's been about a year since I read the last one.