Trying something different today! There's a meme over at Mindful Musings called Movie Cast Monday, and since I love movies and books (this series in particular), I decided to do a post of my own in that vein. I'm calling it Casting Call, simply b/c like most writers, I do love me some alliteration J
So as the title says, today's Casting Call is all about Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. In the past, Evanovich stated that she thought the studios were missing out. Stephanie and her eccentric band of misfits would kill in the box office similar to how they'd made a killing on the bestsellers lists for years. I couldn't agree more. I wanted to see this series made into live-action ever since I discovered Miss Plum.
But my cast definitely would've been different than the official line up. You can see the vid below for details.
Katherine Heigl is just not my Stephanie. Maybe she'll do great and I'm just worried for nothing, but in all her roles Heigl is just…Heigl. Her characters all read similarly on screen, and Stephanie Plum has her own quirky sense of humor. I'll be curious to see if she can pull it off.
Then there's Morelli (*sigh*) and Ranger (*double sigh*), Stephanie's two love interests. I don't even know where to begin. Morelli was supposed to look boyishly charming (or at least he did in my head) not angry/serial killer-ish like the guy playing him. And let's not forget, ITALIAN.
Oh, and then there's Ranger… My lovely, lovely Ranger. What have they done to you??? Ranger is not supposed to look like that. I'm sorry. The guy playing him is simply too small, too unassuming, too…NOT him.
As you can see, I have strong opinions on the matter, but I wonder what you all think. Is this your dream cast? Do you think they could've done better? Any suggestions? I'd love to hear your thoughts J