Katherine Heigl is Stephanie Plum

Posted on February 9, 2010

It's been a very long wait for Janet Evanovich fans. But finally the Stephanie Plum movie appears to be a go. Reese Witherspoon was attached to the project for three years, but that deal never came together. Now Katherine Heigl has stepped in as the bounty hunter with an attitude in One For the Money.

Variety reports thatTom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing "One for the Money" with Wendy Finerman (The Devil Wears Prada). The screenplay was written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith penned the screenplay. However, Variety says screenwriter Liz Brixius has been brought in recently to "polish" the script.

Katherine Heigl? That's a surprise, but the more we think about it the more we like it. She certainly can do the attitude part and we think she can do action. So far Janet Evanovich hasn't given a detailed comment about the casting: she announced it on her website and noted that she's not involved with the casting. No other casting choices have been mentioned yet (the film doesn't even have a director) and we're waiting anxiously to to hear who the male leads will be.

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