Friday, May 28

What about Lula??

Should be the New Jersey State BookSo there's talk again about Stephanie Plum , the MOVIE...

And first and foremost, who's with me here?

Who else is mighty ticked off that they're bringing every Jersey girl's favorite Bounty Hunter to the big screen (coz we Jersey girls have oh so many bounty hunters to choose from) ... and that they're filming it in PITTSBURGH?


It's a blatant insult and what not. I could go on, but today let's obsess about different issue. As you know, Heigl, not my first choice to be Stephanie Plum, but it looks like it's gonna happen.

So here's what we've got so far:

Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, Life on Mars' Jason O'Mara as Joe Morelli, and Rescue Me's Daniel Sunjata at Ranger (you might remember the last dude best as the doctor who likes Jen Garner in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Ok, well maybe you don't)

Eh, not crazy but the Morelli. The Ranger works. Neither's as beefy as I pictured in the books.

Here are the obvious potential picks for Lula:

I'd LOVE to see Niecy Nash play Lula, especially now that I know who she is.

"I always wanted to eat with a Negro," Grandma said. "Yeah, well I always wanted to eat with a boney-assed old white woman," Lula said. "So I guess this works out good."
— Janet Evanovich "Four to Score"

My pal Karen just emailed me with two good suggestions... Tisha Campbell (Gina from "Martin") as Lula, and Betty White as Grandma Mazur. LOVE BOTH.

Whatcha think?


  1. PITTSBURGH! Are they out of their minds. I LIVE in Hamilton .. I know these streets. Trenton could surely use the boost!!! Film it here or no where. :(

  2. i can't believe they decided to film in pittsburgh when the story takes place in jersey!!!

  3. No way Heigl----I totally see Sandra Bullock!!!! I see Queen Latifah as Lula and either Betty White or Cloris Leachman as Grandma. How about "the Rock" as Ranger? Also, what does Pittsburgh have that Trenton doesn't?

  4. It's crazy when they are based in one area, but filmed in another.
    I heard that they already had a Lula and it was going to be Monique. Heigl, not my first choice but whatever.

  5. Nash would be great for Lula personality wise but she is not big enough.... and how are they going to put all the fun of the 15 novels into one 2 hour movie... it will not work!

  6. Niecy Nash is definitely my choice for Lula. Been picturing her while reading the books ever since I saw her on Reno 911. Love her!!! I don't like who they chose for Ranger. Only because he looks too "nice". I think The Rock would be PERFECT!! Betty White would make a good Grandma Mazur. But, I also love Ellen Albertini Dow. She may be too old/frail now, though.