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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen I google'd it and found an old post from 2004:


"Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 0

One for the Money: According to Variety, Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films shingle is developing Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum mystery novel One for the Money as a possible starring vehicle for Witherspoon at Columbia.

The story concerns a down-on-her-luck native of Trenton, N.J., who convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder -- the same man who broke her heart years before.

Columbia is seeking a writer to adapt the novel. "

I don't have IMDB Pro, so I can't see it there ... whatever it says.

message 2: by Jen (last edited Aug 03, 2008 06:14PM) (new)

Jen I know this is also a topic on the Janet Evanovich Group, but I get confused switching back and forth.

So .... IF a movie ever got made. Who are you cast choices (just for fun)?

Lula - Monique (my 1st choice) or Sherri Shephard

Stephanie - Michelle Monaghan from Made of Honor

Joe - Eric Dane with black hair

Vinnie - Steve Buscemi

Ranger - ????? I can't think of anyone good enough yet. The Rock isn't "street" enough. Vin Diesel isn't Cuban enough. I'm Cuban and my skin is olive (not mocha), but Vin Diesel just doesn't work for me. Oded Fehr ... I guess ...

Connie - a black-haired Jean Smart

message 3: by Jen (last edited Aug 11, 2008 06:44AM) (new)

Jen And ....

Jeanne Ellen Burrows - Angelina Jolie

her friend, Mary Lou - Marissa Winokur from Dancing with the Stars (in the blue dress)

Albert Kloughn - Josh Gad with lighter hair from Back to You

I change my mind about my Connie choice, above; but don't have a replacement.

Diesel - a tall, blond James Marsden

message 4: by Angie (new)

Angie Hummm... Stehpanie could be Rachel McAdams (she is so cute)
Ranger- the Rock
Morelli- Matthew McConaughey

message 5: by Miss Kim (last edited Aug 12, 2008 11:44AM) (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) Steve Buscemi would be Perfect as Vinnie!

I vote for the Rock as Ranger too. He is hot.

I can't think of a good Stephanie or Joe yet....althought that picture of Eric Dane is smokin!

Also, I've only got thru book 7, so I don't know who Diesel and Albert are yet. ;)

message 6: by Jen (last edited Aug 12, 2008 07:07PM) (new)

Jen Angie, have you read Metro Girl and Motor Mouth? Matthew McConaughey would be an AWESOME Sam Hooker!!!

Kim - Diesel is only in the holiday novellas .... which you'll get to after #8.
I don't remember when Kloughn comes in??

message 7: by Ms. Hicks (new)

Ms. Hicks what about jason alexander as kloughn?

message 8: by Miss Kim (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) I could see McConaughhey as Sam Hooker. He's got that southern accent that seems be a pre-requisite for NASCAR drivers.

message 9: by Angie (new)

Angie Jenni I have not read those books yet! I am currently reading High Five right now.

message 10: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (vanessahaunani) | 6 comments i think Edward Norton would make a great Morelli....he plays a lot of cops and definately has that rugged look down!

CJ - It's only a Paper Moon (bookewyrm) | 57 comments Mod
I could probably get on the Eric Dane bandwagon :)

message 12: by Angie (new)

Angie Here is a great site for suggestions for a good cast:


message 13: by Angie (new)

Angie If anyone wants to try to get the movie going:
"Janet and Alex and Fellow Fans: Just FYI, I did a little searching on the web. Tri Star Pictures is owned by Sony Pictures. The President of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is Jeff Blake and his address is: c/o TriStar Pictures, 10202 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Their phone number is (310) 244-7700. This can be verified at Sony Pictures' website: www.sonypictures.com. (I got the address and phone number from www.switchboard.com.) "

message 14: by Allison (new)

Allison | 1 comments morelli has to be patrick dempsey if they do make a movie. hed be perfect!





message 15: by Angie (new)

Angie Juicy!

message 16: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) Sorry to those who chose The Rock for Ranger--he's too tall. Ranger is only about 5'10 or 5'11" or so. If you DO cast The Rock, then we've gotta go with a really TALL cast for the rest of the roles.

I kind of pictured Sandra Bullock as Stephanie. And the BEST Lulu would be Queen Latifah--if she was willing to put back on 20 pounds or so.

message 17: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 16 comments Oh my goodness! Sandra Bullock would be PERFECT for Stephanie!!!!! I cannot picture Joyce though. I've been pondering it but it hasn't come to me.....yet. I also like the Queen Latifah idea.

message 18: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 16 comments You guys rock at casting. I was just thinking to myself that I would love to see Patrick Dempsey in the role of Morrelli and then *BOOM* there it is in one of the previous messages.

message 19: by MJ, Mrs. Joseph Morelli (new)

MJ | 541 comments Mod
My cousin suggsted to me Lou Diamond Phillips for Ranger. I was doubtful at first but then I was watching Numbers and he was on it and I thought he was all lean and toned and made my heart go bump bump. Or maybe that was my horomones

message 20: by Angie (new)

Angie Lou Diamond is on Numbers? I didn't know that!

message 21: by MJ, Mrs. Joseph Morelli (new)

MJ | 541 comments Mod
He does a guest spot...he plays some federal agent that is on once in awhile.

message 22: by Angie (new)

Angie Borders did their own movie of One for the Money and you can too:


message 23: by MJ, Mrs. Joseph Morelli (new)

MJ | 541 comments Mod
that is funny

message 24: by Cynthiaj (new)

Cynthiaj | 27 comments I vote for Adrian Paul (from Highlander: The Series) or Christian Bale as Joe. And is Antonio Banderas too obvious a choice for Ranger?

message 25: by MJ, Mrs. Joseph Morelli (new)

MJ | 541 comments Mod
Adrian Paul or Christian Bale would be good. can they do a new jersy accent?????????

message 26: by Cynthiaj (new)

Cynthiaj | 27 comments As far as I am concerned, Adrian Paul can do anything. At least, I'd like to let him have the chance....

message 27: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) Antonio Banderas? NO WAY. Sorry, he just does not fit my image of Ranger. Way too Spanish and not enough Cubano. Altho he does have beautiful eyes, doesn't he? :oP

And Adrian Paul might have been a really good choice 5 or so years ago. Now, I think he's a hair too old to play Joe. But hey, I'd go see him in anything myself.

message 28: by Cynthiaj (new)

Cynthiaj | 27 comments I haven't seen Adrian in anything recently so it is hard to say. I'd like to see him more often. Besides, Brenden Frasier is too tall and not "Italian" enough.

message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 16 comments I have stumbled upon the PERFECT Connie! Has anyone seen the first episodes of "Monk"? The girl who plays Sharona is sooooo perfect. It's like she stepped right out of my imagination. For a little while I though she might be a good Stephanie but I've decided she'd probably be a much better Connie. She's got the 'tude and the bod. Remember when they went to Vegas in 9? Stephanie described her as being super curvy? Check it out.

message 30: by Angie (new)

Angie I miss Sharona... was she ever in anything after she left Monk?

message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 16 comments I haven't seen her in anything. I like her too though. Has anyone seen the showtime series dexter? I Think Rita would be a good Valerie. She's so sweet and doe eyed but she can flip out too.

message 32: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 2 comments I think Mark Wahlberg would make a good Joseph Morelli.

message 33: by Angie (new)

Angie It is too bad this movie is just stuck out there. You would think Janet could sue to get the rights back or something.

message 34: by Angie (new)

Angie Here are what some people are thinking about who to cast:
Last week, one of the readers emailed us with the results of a poll she and her mother conducted with nearly 6000 people asking them to cast the Plum movie. They surveyed through emails and at bookstores. Here are some of the results. -- Alex

Stephanie Plum:
3,521 Anne Hathaway,
2,103 Sandra Bullock
376 said other

Joe Morelli:
2,743 Vin Deisel
2,352 David Boreanaz
1,098 said other

5,831 Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson
169 said other

Frank Plum:
3,851 Robert DeNiro
468 said other

Helen Plum:
3,851 Blythe Danner
1,056 Sarah Clarke (From Scrubs)
1,093 said other

3,054 Queen Latifah
2,861 Niecy Nash
85 said other

3,091 Channing Tatum
1,864 Owen Wilson
1,045 said other

Sally Sweet:
5,577 Adam Lambert (from American Idol)
995 Russell Brand
136 said other

3,201 Reese Witherspoon
2,098 Dolly Parton
701 said other

Vinnie Plum:
Steve Buscemi 2,803
John Leguizamo 1,827
other 1,370

message 35: by Cynthiaj (new)

Cynthiaj | 27 comments Who were they asking about this? There's not an actor or actress other than Queen L that I can agree. Reese WItherspoon for Connie? Not that I dislike Reese, but no. And Dollie is a bit old even for Connie.

message 36: by Angie (last edited Jun 02, 2009 01:21PM) (new)

Angie I don't know I found this on Janet's website. Alex is her daughter and I guess a fan sent this into them.

message 37: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) I agree with Cynthia--Only the Queen is one I agree with. Sorry, but Anne Hathaway is just too darned pretty. But Sandra would be great--IF they make the movie in the next year or so--she's starting to get to be too old for the role, which is a pity, since she'd have been perfect. And The Rock is way, way, WAY too tall to be Ranger. Stephanie always says he's not much taller than she is, and the Rock is not a short man. And Reese is way too young (and not Italian enough) To play Connie. For Vinnie--I always kind of pictured Stanley Tucci (Is that how he spells his name?) in that part. I mean, come on, the man can PROJECT slime better than anyone I've ever seen. :o)

message 38: by Angie (new)

Angie I also think Sandra is getting to old to play Stephanie.

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