Our friends over at Collateral Magazine, conducted an interview with novelist Janet Evanovich about her thoughts on the upcoming big screen debut featuring her bounty hunter book series. People constant ask us if there is much reality in the Stephanie Plum books and we wrote Bounty Hunters and Bail Bondsmen: Stephanie Plum vs. Reality.
Well, our jobs may not be as flashy as Stephanie’s, but Janet Evanovich sure makes it seem exciting. Evanovich, author of 16 novels including the signature series of “Stephanie Plum,” the bounty hunter, is hitting the big screen. Evanovich has a large following of fans and can write in a masterful way, always keeping readers on the edge of their seats and wanting more. She has reached the best sellers list numerous times, so much in fact, that there is a scheduled release date of June 3, 2011 for her One For The Money.
According to Collateral Magazine, Evanovich began writing about a bounty hunter character after being inspired by the film “Midnight Run,” starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Evanovich stated that she saw the film in 1993 and got to thinking, “What if I wrote a book about an unemployed lingerie buyer who blackmails her cousin into giving her a job going after FTAs (failure to appear)?”
As quickly as Evanovich had this thought, she was on to writing instantly, creating her novel series about Stephanie Plum the bounty hunter. Now it has been over 18 years in the making and Evanovich states she doesn’t seek the help or advice of law enforcement, but occasionally may ask for an opinion or two.
The film, stated to release sometime in 2011, is called, “One for the Money,” starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum and John Leguizamo as Jimmy Alpha.
Although Evanovich has no part in the making of the film, she is hopeful, stating, “I’m happy the movie is finally getting made. It’ll be interesting to see how different (or similar) the movie’s take on the characters is. I have nothing to do with the movie, but was encouraged that Stephanie is being played by Katherine Heigl, who is a fan of the books.”