Shooting has begun in Pittsburgh on One for the Money which, according to my source who works for the Evanovich Organization Janet sold in 1993 and has no control over at all.
I knew that Stephanie Plum is being played by Katherine Heigl who is just SO NOT Stephanie Plum if you gave her an IV injection of Mrs. Plum's lasagna! Actually, I am certain she is a fine actress but there are types and there are types. I think Heigl is going to be known for her Izzy character on Greys for a long time. From doctor to bail bond retriever is a stretch.
When I read they began shooting there was no news on who they had cast for Morelli or Ranger. I thought Joe Mangianiello who is playing Alcide on True Blood (there is the tie in) would be perfection (he is pretty near perfect anyway!), but alas if they aren't listening to Ms. Evanovich they sure aren't hearing my lamentations.
Morelli will be played by Jason O'Mara (right photo imdb.com)) who some may recall from Life on Mars, the speculative fiction drama about a present day cop who gets sent back to the 1970s. Lovely guy, good actor, but Italian as my Aunt Siobhan!
So, you're casting for the hottest Italian-American, New "Joisy" male lead role to come down the pike in, maybe forever, and you look to Ireland? There aren't enough American actors, Jersey actors? Morelli is a lot about being Italian and being from Jersey.
Ranger, a hot guy from points indistinct, former special ops... pure, lean, broad shouldered muscle. I thought the guy the cast, Daniel Sunjata (left facebook)was way too skinny and that like Taylor Lautner would need to bulk up for the role but it looks like he had for a recent show he did, "Rescue Me."
Oh well, I guess that is why they call it "acting." Seriously, and especially with a series of books, I get such a picture in my mind of who the characters are (never me). STephanie has always been Sandra Bullock, and Joe Morelli has always been Joe Penny who is not young enough now to play Morelli (he would have been great in '93). Manganiello seemed like a pretty good compromise. O'Mara is nice looking and all but he is going to have to go deep to find Morelli in there.
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