Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Janet Evanovich Film News

Variety has some news on the long in-development Stephanie Plum project:
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.

Wendy Finerman, who's been developing the project for years, will produce along with Type A.

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.

Who knows, it might actually happen, too. Witherspoon seems wrong for the part, though. A colleague points out that she's too short (5'2" on her best day), but I was thinking more of her image/presence, which doesn't seem to match Stephanie very well. The character always struck me as a little more ethnic and with more sex appeal and physicality.

However, if they'd like to hire me to write the script, I'm sure I could work it all out.