Friday, September 17, 2010

One for the Money

That subject title may sound familiar to you.  That is, if you are a Janet Evanovich reader.  One for the Money is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series and it's being made into a movie as I write this.  I, for one, am thrilled!  I love this book series!  It's fun and sexy and more fun.  It is not a heavy read.  It's more like popcorn and every once in a while, we all need a little popcorn in our days and lives. 

The cast is something I'm a little worried about, but just in places.  Stephanie will be played by Katherine Heigl and I think she'll be able to convey Stephanie as I see her.  Sherri Shepherd is Lula.  Sherri will be a great Lula, although I always pictured Lula quite a bit heavier than Sherri.  That's not a real problem, they can just put smaller clothes on her.  This is the one that I'm worried about -- Jason O'Mara as Morelli.  Now, I think Jason is a hunk and I've always enjoyed watching him in whatever show he's in, even if I didn't like the show.  I just think of Morreli as very Italian and Jason as Irish.  Both are sexy, but I don't know that they are interchangeable.  Maybe some brown contacts would help.  Daniel Sunjata is playing Ranger.  I had to google Daniel because I didn't know the name, but when I saw the photo, I did remember him.  He's on the TV series Rescue Me and he is indeed a gorgeous hunk of man.  But I'll be honest here, I don't think there is a man alive who can fulfill my image of Ranger.  So, I can only hope that through the whole movie I'm not thinking "rescue me" when I'm watching "Ranger" on the big screen.  John Leguizamo is Jimmy Alpha and Patrick Fischler is Vinnie.  I wish they had listed who would be playing Grandma Mazur.  I can't wait to see her on the big screen.  I hope they don't cut her out of the movie.  That would be a crime.  And Connie.  Who is playing Connie?

Anyway, the day it comes out, I plan to be in the theater.  I plan to enjoy every minute and then call up my friends and compare notes.   For updates on the movie, check out Evanovich's website.


Anonymous said...

Sunjata is a Tony nominated talent. He'll be awesome as Ranger I bet. I think the film will do real good but time will have to tell.

Sharon said...

I had no idea that Sunjata had been nominated for a Tony in the past. Woo hoo! I knew he was good on Rescue Me. Thank you for enlightening me.

Anonymous said...

yeah but still Ranger is a tall order. fingers crossed! lol