One for the Money | My Way



So I'm 16 books into The Stephanie Plum series and I can't help but notice how disappointed I am in the casting for the upcoming movie, One for the Movie.

I mean, did they even read the books or were they just given general ideas of what the characters should be?  Because, so far, no one on the cast emulates what I envision in my head.  Though, thankfully, they at least cast a Ranger sans the ponytail.

So if I were making the casting calls....this is who I would be looking at for some of the characters:

Stephanie Plum
First Choice:
Amy Adams
Yes, I know she's not brunette.  Neither is Katherine Heigle,
but Adams has the personality and acting ability to pull off
Stephanie's quirks and she makes a better brunette than Heigle.
Second Choice:
Marisa Tomei


Joseph Morelli
Gerard Butler

Joe Manganellio
ONLY if he cuts all that hair from True Blood

Runners-up
Josh Duhamel (too pretty though)


Ranger
Jesse Williams
Ranger was the hardest for me because the books
have him at such a level of perfection and sexiness
and all the men that truly epitomized the characters
in the books were absolutely no one I would actually
want to see portraying the character.  Jesse Williams
is as close as it gets for me.


Lula


Rutina Wesley
Thinking outside the box for a second...
when I read Lula's lines in the books I
hear it in my head in Rutina Wesley's voice
a la Tara Thornton.  She's obviously not a
large sized woman, but with makeup and some
body enhancers, she has the attitude and
personality for the part!


Grandma Mazur
My first choice would be:
Estelle Getty
(Sophia from The Golden Girls)


But since she's obviously not available for the role, second runner up would go to the obvious best choice:
Betty White


Benito Ramirez
Mehcad Brooks
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Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.