If I were casting the Stephanie Plum movie…

….here’s who I would pick. (Not that they’re asking. :) )


Amber Tamblyn as Stephanie


Chris Evans as Joe Morelli


Cristian de la Fuente as Ranger


Cloris Leachman as Grandma Mazur


Queen Latifah as Lula


Steve Buscemi as Vinnie

Those are my choices – what do you think?

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32 Responses to If I were casting the Stephanie Plum movie…

  1. Pam says:

    Haven’t read it but the guys are hot and I love Chloris!
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  2. Zia says:

    Those are pretty dang good choices!
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  3. Rosey says:

    I think Amber & Chris are good but they are too young looking IMO. Isn’t Stephanie like 30yrs old and Morelli older? I like your Ranger pick :)
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Rosey – Amber is 27, Chris is 28. They are a bit younger, I think, but that would work in their favor if they were to keep making the series, as each movie takes a year or more to make. And, yes, my Ranger pick is very cute, in my opinion! My husband and I just started watching In Plain Sight Season 1 on DVD – and he’s in that.

  4. Good choices, although I do picture Ranger a little differently. Maybe if Cristian wasn’t smiling in that picture.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I know – I tried to find a “brooding” picture of Christian, but he seems like a happy guy. :)

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    Don’t you wish the people who made these choices would take a poll from fans before making an awful choice? Many movies could be improved by simply casting someone who wasn’t the latest teen heartthrob.
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  6. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
    says:

    I love these choices, particularly cloris! I think she would be perfect. I also like Queen Latifah as lulu. I’m so glad you posted these. I really do wish they would poll fans before casting movies, but then again we don’t see the auditions either
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Serena – I know, I’m trying to withhold judgment, but to be honest, I’m not expecting much from the movie.

  7. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I agree on all of them except Ranger. Ranger needs to be BIG. Like a big brick wall. And he needs to be an even mix of black and Hispanic. The Rock, I’m telling ya!
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I knew I would ruffle your feathers by not picking The Rock! Of course, he is 10 years older than Amber Tamblyn, and since Ranger and Steph are supposed to be the same age…. LOL

  8. Alita says:

    Steve Buscemi would be sooo perfect as Vinnie! I’m those movie people take your advice on that one.
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  9. Bonnie says:

    I’m not familiar with the story, but I’m all for seeing Steve Buscemi in more movies.
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  10. iliana says:

    Oh Steve and Cloris are perfect choices!

    I like Christian a lot but I’m not quite sure for Ranger. Like Kathy said, maybe if he wasn’t smiling so big there he’d be more convincing :)

    I used to think Sandra Bullock would be a great Stephanie. I really can’t believe they are going with Katherine H. She just doesn’t seem like Stephanie at all!
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Iliana – I thought Sandra Bullock would be good, too – but they would have had to do it awhile ago. :)

  11. Telzey says:

    I think that because I did not know about the movie until I read that Katherine Heigl was going to be playing Stephanie I do not have any other pick for Stephanie. I think that Katherine will do just fine. I have always liked her characters.
    Queen Latifah has def been my pick for Lula for a long time.
    I also like Betty White for Grandma Mazur.
    Steve Buscemi would be a great Vinnie
    And Chris Evans would make a HOT Morelli.
    I don’t know if I agree with your Ranger pick though…while I can’t think of someone myself…he doesn’t really fit…is there a young looking Rock? Cause I do think he has the right look…just too old.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Telzey – Ranger is the one I had the most trouble with. I’m hoping the guy they cast in the film will do a good job, but I don’t know anything about him.

  12. I don’t know most of the people you picked, but I like the look of them for my vision of the characters in my head. :-)
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – If only they had hired me as casting director! LOL

  13. Kim says:

    Ok as a BIG Stephanie Plum fan, and a born and raised Jersey Girl, I must say that they def got this casting ALL wrong! The girl they cast for stepanie is all wrong for the part, and they guys they picked for morelli and ranger are worse. Too old, and don’t fit the description at all! It is obvious that whoever is doing the casting for this movie never read the books. If they did, they would have a more accurate visual of these characters in their head. LISTEN TO THE TRUE FANS! This is who I think should play our beloved characters. Let me know what you think.
    Ann Hataway as Stephanie
    Mo’Nique as Lula
    Lainie Kazan as Mrs. Plum
    Betty White as Grandma Mazur
    The Rock as Ranger
    Queen Latifah as Lula
    Mark Ruffalo as Joe Morelli
    Lara Flynn Boyle as Joyce
    Jon Heder as Mooner
    Debi Mazar as Connie
    Dan Hedaya as Mr. Plum
    Adrien Brody as Sally Sweet
    Michael Clark Duncan as Tank
    Cameron Diaz as Valerie
    Kevin James as Kloughn

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kim – those are some good choices, too – although I always pictured someone bulking and huge playing Sally Sweet. :)

  14. Jaxom says:

    If the Rock was younger, he’d make an excellent Ranger.

    I can’t see Kathryn Heigl as Stephanie either….

  15. ed says:

    Whoopi Goldberg is the only one who can deliver Lula’s lines.