It’s been a few months now since it was announced that Katherine Heigl will be playing Stephanie Plum in the upcoming film One For The Money, which is the first installment in the 20 book series by Janet Evanovich. While I am fully behind her in the role a lot of people are not convinced. One of the things I was worried about was that they wouldn’t try to make her really look like Stephanie. Heigl is well known for being a rather flashy, blond bombshell and Stephanie is pretty much the opposite, more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. I hoped they would really go all out to bring the crazy bounty hunter we all love a reality, rather than forcing us to accept a modified movie-friendly version of her.
When some new photos came out recently showing Heigl’s new look for the film, I was so excited. She is really going for it with this role and I think even when you compare the two photos above, she is already starting to look more Plum like than she ever has in the past.
I’m still eagerly awaiting the announcements in regards to who will be filling in the rest of the cast, but in the meantime this gives me even more faith that they’ve made the right decision for the lead role. I think the movie isn’t due to come out until sometime in 2012 so the haters still have plenty of time to warm up to the idea that Heigl is going to be Stephanie Plum whether they like it or not.