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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Janet Evanovich's Thoughts on the "One for the Money' Movie

This is another older interview from March, but according to kheigl.com, this is an article in which Variety spoke to Janet Evanovich about how she felt about ‘One for the Money’ finally making it to the big screen.

‘It was recently announced that Katherine is set to star as Stephanie Plum in a new Columbia Pictures and Lakeshore Entertainment production called "One for the Money" based on the novels by author Janet Evanovich.

The author spoke with Variety in article about novelists and Hollywood, sharing some of her thoughts about the adaptation and the time taken for the movie to reach the production stage:

Janet Evanovich never thought she'd have to wait this long to see "One for the Money" developed into a movie. She sold it to TriStar for $1 million in 1994, before it hit stores. Over the years, Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon have been bandied about as potential stars for the adaptation, which producer Wendy Finerman has been shepherding from the start.

"It seems like a no brainer -- there have been all these shows about bounty hunters -- but my poor little project just has never gotten off the ground," Evanovich says. "I would like to see it happen very badly. In the beginning if it had been made, it would have really benefitted my sales. At this point, it would be the reverse. I have a readership of five to six million."

As far as Evanovich is concerned, there's no downside to a movie adaptation: "My feeling has always been, if the movie sucks, people are the going to say the book's better, and if the movie's good, more people are going to read the book."

At first, Evanovich admits, she couldn't understand why she wasn't asked to write the adaptation. Now that she knows more about the development process she's happy to have others undertake the screenwriting, which is far more collaborative than fiction writing. The project has already had more than seven writers take a pass at it.

Adapting "One for the Money" at this stage in the franchise has gotten trickier, she notes, due to the passage of time and evolution of the character. "It's kind of a double-edged sword. It would have been better to come out in the beginning," Evanovich says. "On the other hand, there's a built-in audience."’

1 comment:

  1. She is so right! A movie will not hurt her either way! I love, love love these books and all my neighbors started reading them because they would see me at the bus stop reading and laughing! We plan to go see the movie opening weekend! Team Ranger! Twitter @TalishaHolloway