The first trailer has been released for “One for the Money,” the movie adaptation of the first book in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl is the aforementioned main character.
What do you think of her Stephanie Plum?
We have to say, as big fans of the book series – we are as disappointed as we expected to be when we heard she was cast as Stephanie. Her Jersey accent comes and goes, she doesn’t look at all right for the part and (at least from what we can tell from the trailer) her “chemistry” with Ranger and Morelli (a driving force in the books) is nonexistent.
Also – whose idea was it to cast Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur? The woman may be 79 years old, but she looks considerably younger. We always pictured Grandma Mazur as more bony and pretty old. Like a spry-er version of the recently-deceased Frances Bay, may she rest in peace.
There were a few bright spots, however. Sherri Shephard makes a surprisingly good Lula and the brief glimpse we got of Connie (Ana Reeder) made us giggle. The verdict is still out on Jason O’Mara as Joe Morelli and Daniel Sunjata as Ranger.
What do you think, Plum fans? We’ll probably still go see it because we’re such fans of the books, but … we are not optimistic.