"Is Katherine Heigl the Next Angelina Jolie? Today 7:19 AM PDT by Marc Malkin
GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images; Andrew Schwartz/Sony Pictures Step aside, Angelina Jolie.
Katherine Heigl is moving in on your whoop-ass action-star territory...
Ms. Heigl stars in the upcoming One for the Money, the big-screen adaptation of the first novel in Jane Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series about a female bounty hunter.
"It was super exciting and fun," the former Grey's Anatomy star told me yesterday at the launch of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation's new Compassion Revolution program to reduce pet overpopulation. "We had a pretty good time down there in Pittsburgh. I got to wield some big boots and hold guns and be tough—or sort of try to be."
John Leguizamo, who plays a boxing manager in the flick, recently revealed that Heigl beats him up in the movie. "I don't think I kicked his ass," Heigl said, laughing. "I think he's being dramatic. I think I just shoved him."
With 16 Stephanie Plum novels published since 1995, Heigl hopes One for the Money is just the beginning of her big-screen life as the raven-haired Ms. Plum. It's set for a July 8 release. "The idea is that it will turn into a franchise," she said.
Up next for Heigl is Life As We Know It, a romantic comedy costarring Josh Duhamel and directed by Greg Berlanti out Oct. 8 that she coexecutive produced, too. Getting Duhamel to strip down to nothing but a pair of boxer briefs in posters for the movie wasn't too hard. Heigl cracked, "That kid will take it off for nothing."
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....Sorry...still envisioning Josh Duhamel "taking it off for nothing." LOL!!! (*breathless sigh*) Way jealous of KH! She gets to lock lips with my all time favorite celebrity crush, Gerard Butler, and now Ashton Kutcher and Josh Duhamel...(Not to mention Jason O'Mara and probably Daniel Sunjata) Lucky, lucky girl!
I agree with the people that commented on this article. I don't think of KH playing Stephanie Plum as anything like the characters that Angelina Jolie plays. Not that I don't think she can't. It's just that Evanovich writes Stephanie as kind of stumbling around in her new job not really knowing what to do but somehow luckily taking care of business and kicking ass by default at the same time. I can't wait for this movie to come out.
Plus, we get some exciting news!! KH confirms that she wants to make the Stephanie Plum series into a franchise!!! I'm bouncing around in my chair right now!! As long as 'OFTM' does good in the box office, I'm thinking we will definitely have more Stephanie/Ranger/Morelli/Lula fun!!! Are you as ecstatic as I am??
More 'One for the Money' movie news please!?!?! I haven't had near enough!