**UPDATE 9/27/11: Watch the trailer for “One for the Money” here!**
**UPDATE 9/9/11: Check out the movie poster for “One for the Money” here.**
**UPDATE 4/30/11: The release date for “One for the Money” has changed. It will be released on January 27, 2012.**
**UPDATE 1/18/11: According to IMDB.com, “One for the Money” will be released in theaters on July 8, 2011.**
**UPDATE 7/19/10: “The View’s” Sherri Sheperd, who will play Lula, John Leguizamo (“Moulin Rouge!”), and Patrick Fischler join the cast of “One for the Money”. Read more on Zap2it.com**
Former “Life on Mars” star Jason O’Mara has been cast as Joe Morelli in the screen adaptation of “One for the Money”, which is the first novel in the Stephanie Plum book series by Janet Evanovich. O’Mara will star opposite Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”) who will play the title character Stephanie Plum. According to Variety.com, Daniel Sunjata (“Rescue Me”) has been cast as a veteran bounty hunter, which means he is likely playing Ranger.
As someone who has read most of the Stephanie Plum book series, I was surprised to hear of Heigl nabbing the title role of Stephanie Plum. If you read the series, I think it is safe to say that Heigl is not the first person you would’ve pictured for the role. The characters and the setting of the books take place in New Jersey. Stephanie Plum is suppose to be someone struggling with their weight and a rookie in training bounty hunter. It’s a combination which doesn’t exactly scream Katherine Heigl, but I guess we just have to wait and see. As for O’Mara, I think he is a good actor but an Irishman playing an Italian guy born and raised in New Jersey? On paper, it is a bit of a head scratcher. Then again, O’Mara did play a New York City cop on the TV Drama “Life on Mars”. On the other hand, Sunjata somewhat looks the part but is he bad-ass enough to play Ranger?
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