Day three of my weeklong salute to author Janet Evanovich focuses on the screen debut of her memorable character, none other than STEPHANIE PLUM herself.
As mentioned previously, Janet sold the film rights to ONE FOR THE MONEY in 1994; finally, in April 2010,Lionsgate acquired distribution rights, and after signing on Katherine Heigl to play Stephanie, plans for the movie went into full swing.
Plot details of the movie:
Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) can’t catch a break. At 30, she finds herself newly-divorced, recently laid-off, and living with her hamster in Trenton, N.J. Broke and desperate, she lands a job working for her slimy cousin and his bail bond business. In need of fast cash she latches on to his biggest case – a local cop wanted for murder who just happens to be the guy that broke her heart in high school. Stephanie gets resourceful and tough, as she is swept up in a suspenseful world of murder, deceit, with a bit of romance.
Now doens't that sound just exactly like the book? OOH, can't wait! But unfortunately we'll have to. Lionsgate has pushed back the release date of the movie from summer 2011 to January 2012. (January 27, 2012, to be exact, so mark your calendars, kitties!)
The movie also stars Jason O'Mara as Joe Morelli; Daniel Sunjata as Ranger; Sherri Shephard as Lula; and in a really inspired bit of casting, Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur!
And now for the contest - what do the stars of the movie,Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, and Daniel Sunjata have in common? Post your guess in the comments section below and we'll draw at random from all correct answers by midnight, May 15 for a trade paperback copy of RAVEN'S KISS! (Yeah, well, it's not an Evanovich book, it's my Master's, but...it's FREE!)
Tomorrow...my interview with Janet. Short but very, very sweet.
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