Poster, trailer for ONE FOR THE MONEY.

Evanovich fans have mere weeks to wait for Stephanie Plum’s debut on the big screen. On Jan 27th, ONE FOR THE MONEY lands in a theater near you.

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie (Katherine Heigl) turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company… as a recovery agent. True, she doesn’t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny’s (Patrick Fischler) biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli (Jason O’Mara) – yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school.

Nabbing Morelli would be satisfying payback – and a hefty payday – but as Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger (Daniel Sunjata), a hunky colleague who’s the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn’t airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problem of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself… well, suddenly Stephanie’s new job isn’t nearly as easy as she thought.

My thoughts: Does anyone think Katherine sounds like a Jersey girl? I admit that I have not read a Plum novel in years, but that is not the way I remember Stephanie. There are a couple of fun lines here, but it does not pop and does not have the attitude that made the books so fun.