Heigl Gets PLUM Role

It can be a very long time between a book being signed for the movies and it actually appearing on the screen.

This is proved once again with Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money, which was signed in 1994, before the book was published. For a while, it was rumored that Reese Witherspoon would star as lingerie-buyer-turned-bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum.

According to Variety, Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) has just signed for that role and the movie is “back on the fast track.”

The 16th book in the series, Sizzling Sixteen, is coming in June.

Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich
Retail Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – (2010-06-22)
ISBN / EAN: 0312383304 / 9780312383305


Evanovich is also releasing a graphic novel in July, written with her daughter. It’s the third in a series, after Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, neither of which are in graphic format. The NYT wrote about it today as well as the forthcoming manga version of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (see our earlier story).

Troublemaker: A Barnaby Adventure
Alex Evanovich, Janet Evanovich
Retail Price: $17.99
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics – (2010-07)
ISBN / EAN: 159582488X / 9781595824882

5 Responses to “Heigl Gets PLUM Role”

  1. Alicia Says:

    Katherine Heigl? That’s a bad casting decision if I ever heard one. First, she’s blonde, second, she’s too tall and too skinng, third, her hair could never have the out-of-control curls/frizz that Stephanie gets sometimes. When I first starting reading these novels I pictured Marissa Tomei or Sandra Bullock – both of whom are now too old and too polished. So I guess I have no idea who I’d cast now, though I always pictured an in-shape Jon Favreau as Morelli and The Rock as Ranger.

  2. Gina B. Says:

    I agree. Bad casting. Way to ruin the movie before it even gets made.

  3. Marcie Says:

    I could see Tina Fey pulling off this role in fabulous fashion!

  4. Donna P. Says:

    Heigl is awful casting. Unless she re-invents how she looks drastically. But I don’t think she’ll pull it off.

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