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Katherine Heigl is Right on 'The Money'

Katherine Heigl is Right on 'The Money'

Katherine Heigl is attached to star in One for the Money, based on the Janet Evanovich novel of the same name.

The film would star Katherine as Stephanie Plum, a jobless lingerie buyer who becomes a bounty hunter to pay the bills.

The Plum series currently consists of 15 novels, with a 16th being released this summer.

According to Variety, the project has been in limbo for several years, with Reese Witherspoon originally attached to star.

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  • pickles

    Reese would’ve been a disaster as Stephanie Plum. Katherine Heigl is all wrong for it but an imporvement over Reese. My personal choice is “none of the above.” I always thought of a young Sandra Bullock as Stephanie. So people should think of who could do that. Personally, I think Zooey Deschanel would be perfect.

  • Sugar

    She’ll be great as Stephanie. The books are incredibly funny and this should be a good movie.

  • Sobeit

    She is such a star! Rock it girlfriend! :)

  • ISU

    Reese would have been way better for this role!! Katherine is not a good actress and Reese is so much better of an actress and prettier!!

  • sarah

    Reese is a great star. Heigl is only shit. Then this woman is busy for Greys but she’s free for movies. I’m curious to know the opinion of Izzie’s fans.

  • Joy

    OMG!! Love the books. I think Katherine is WAY better than Reese. But I would’ve loved someone like Sandra Bullock better. I think they want a younger star to carry the series of movies for a long time. I actually really like Anne Hathaway for the role.

  • Lilly

    Sarah – she has been on maternity leave. The movie has not even begun shooting. It is likely she will shoot it in the summer after the end of the Grey’s season. Sorry she doesn’t time her children around your tv schedule how thoughtless of her. Geez.

  • weeerd

    I have always thought these books should be turned into a movie series! So glad to see someone finally decided to do so. I never really pictured Katherine as Stephanie, but I must say that she would do a good job. I wonder who will play Morelli and Ranger?!

  • Karyn

    Katherine will do an amazing job – she is such a talented actress. Can’t wait.

  • Sloane

    Bout frakin’ time this got made. I don’t care who plays Stephanie, I want to know who is playing Morelli and Ranger!

  • no to heigel

    no no no no no no no no no to izzie playing stephanie plum!

    …oh god!!!! no
    i’ve also thought sandra bullock would be good.
    morelli – nathan fillion
    ranger- dwayne johnson or enrique m. from without a trace.

  • Linda

    Not a Heigl fan. Huge Stephanie Plum fan. Will not be watching the film. It will never make it to a series. Straight to video. Stephanie is not a WASP. She is a Jersey girl. No way Heigl can go there. BIG casting fail.

  • lexy

    Both women are good actresses!

  • Ana

    Reese is a better choice. Hope they rethink it.

  • Luna

    Reese Witherspoon would be a terrible choice.

    Good luck Katherine!

  • greta

    Humm… between an Oscar Award Winning actress and a semi credible Emmy Award winning supporting actress. I’ll choose the first one. Reese will always own her role and give it her special touch. KH will give that character the plankness she’s good at. But anyway I can understand why they did what they did. The better actress are always the most expensive one.
    I guess the producer cut down their budget for this movie in case it can’t measure up to Avatar the sequel box office success.

  • Mario

    @ISU: Reese Witherspoon is chinny, lipless and fugly midget.

  • Reese is boring

    Reese is sooooooo overrated – she was AWFUL in Rendition, Penelope and Four Christmases.

  • mln

    o neither. i like reese but no. no katherine. i agree a sandra bullock type would rock it. and yes someone younger so it can continue on maybe. hmmm i’ll have to think about it but NOT katherine heigl. Betty White as Grandma Mazur?

  • mln

    no to reese. no to heigl. agree on sandra bullock or someone like her. hmm have to think on that. Betty White as Grandma Mazur?

  • Su

    @greta
    Witherspoon are not expensive or do not earn more money than Heigl (according to the lists).
    I think producer choosed KH because of her last box-office success.
    Good luck Katie.

  • Eli_Darling

    SO EXCITED! I love these books. They are so funny. Katherine will work… but I’m way more interest in Lulu, Grandma Mazur, Morelli and Ranger! Yippee!!!! Betty white would be a great Grandma Mazure… or that really old one from Golden Girls, unfortunately I think she may have passed on. I’m sooooo excited! Yay for Stephanie Plum!!!

  • taaury

    I don’t know about this one. Stephanie just seems too different in the books for Heigl to be her. I agree about Morelli and Ranger, those will be some nice visuals. I love the books and hope she does them justice.

  • lucas

    @Linda:

    indeed. half the point of Stephanie is that she lacks self esteem. that’s why she doesn’t get they Joe is all hot for her. why Ranger is all hot for her. She’s pretty but doesn’t see it herself. Katherine doesn’t fit that in the least. and even when she tries, it is total fail.

    what they need is like a young Sandra or a young Marisa Tomei. preferably someone more or less unknown (say someone that has been on screen as a supporting character or on tv).

    this just reeks of stunt casting.

  • Christine

    GAH. I’m a HUGGGEEE Plum fan, but I’m not too pleased with this casting. How is KH going to pull off the Jerseyness of Stephanie!?? She can’t do it, she doesn’t have the shitty lifestyle to back it up. Plus she’s too tall.
    but like others, I want to know about Ranger, Morelli and LULA ♥

    [if they cast the Rock as Ranger I'm going to slit my throat.]

  • jessalyn

    Hmm…. How about Wentworth Miller as Ranger? I think he’d be perfect!!

  • BR

    She is so gorgeus… Love her

  • Sandy

    I don’t see Katherine Heigl in that role at all. I always picutred Stephanie as a Sandra Bullock type also. Joy’s suggestion of Anne Hathaway is a great one.

  • http://www.nursedatingsite.com/ nursedatingsite

    She can do it, she’s big and tough and strong minded

  • fangastic

    NOOOOOOOO! She is not Stephanie, maybe the sister Valerie but definitely not Stephanie. Another book character shot to $&i# by celebrity casting.

  • Amber-louise

    Sandra Bullock is too old though I like her, I’m thinking Mila Kunis. She was good in Book of Eli and has proven she has range. Plus the dark curly hair like in the books.

  • SevenOver

    Really, really not crazy with the casting of Heigle as Stephanie Plum. But I’ve always pictured Monique as Lula…she could truly rock the neon spandex animal prints!

  • takemetoparis

    omg she’ll be a terrible stephanie. wth were they thinking? i rem when they were originally looking for an actress it was between reese and sandra. i think bullock would’ve been a much much better choice.

  • steph

    NO WAY. Hell would have to freeze over before I would watch Katherine as Stephanie Plum.

    JUST NO.

  • Kate

    LOVE Katherine!
    She is 10 times more likeable than phony Reese B!tchface Witherspoon.

  • kj

    love the stephanie plum series. Love katherine but don’t know if shes rihgt for the character but we’ll see:)

  • bjmullenix

    The only person worthy of the Stephanie Plum role is Sandra Bullock. Betty White would be great as Grandma Mazur but I am sooo interested in who will they cast as Ranger and Morelli. How about Queen Latifa as Lula? She would be perfect. My partner and I both loved the Plum books and we are both great grand parents. This will make a great movie series like Oceans 11 and others.

  • http://marriage-matchmaker.com/ marriage-matchmaker

    She is so pretty

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    sounds like a crappy movie
    and i hate most of her movies
    the only 1 ive ever liked was knocked up but only because it was funny
    i heard her last movie was horrible
    i love how she thinks she’s great and in reality she sucks

  • http://firemanmatch.com firemanmatch

    she is annoying