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Monday, July 13, 2009

My Stephanie Plum Cast Picks -- a Nooter addition

TADA!!! This is what the world has been waiting for.... (not)

Oh well ...

These would be my cast picks to play the roles of characters in a Stephanie Plum movie, which I posted about here. Thanks for all the great suggestions. I have fun with this kind of stuff, what can I say... I found some really good second choices for some of them too. Well, here goes:

First of all, the overwhelming first choice I got from all around for the part of Stephanie Plum was: Sandra Bullock, and I agree.

Not only does she have the right look, she has the perfect personality to play Stephanie...and we all know she can be very funny.



Second, my choice of actors to play Lula is: Sherry Shephard. Right now, she is one of the hosts of The View, but she has played many funny roles...the one that made me think of her for Lula was her role as Robert's police partner on Everybody Loves Raymond. This girl can deliver the funny lines...with the perfect amount of Lula attitude!



Next, for the role of Grandma Mazur... it's GOT to be Cloris Leachman. We've seen her in some funny roles...but WOW, did you check out her lively antics on Dancing With the Stars? I can just see her as little Grandma Mazur, trying out anything and everything she thinks sounds fun, visiting her favorite social spot, the local funeral parlor, and carrying along her gun toting purse... can't you?



For Joe Morelli, the hot Italian, who was the teenaged trouble-maker-turned-police officer, who is Stephanie's main love interest...on and off... I like John Stamos. I thought there were some other good choices for second place...like Colin Farell and Ben Bratt. I still like John as first pick though... What do you think?



Then there's the ever mysterious Ranger. I think this is the most difficult role to fill, maybe partly because he's so mysterious...only knowing basic things about him...and the way he pops in and out of places, not to mention his quiet, sexy manner...and his seemingly unlimited source of funds... but I think it could be pulled off by Antonio Banderas... if they could get him to look like his younger days.... oh well,



For the Italian wise-cracking bombshell who runs the bail bonds office, I really like Drea de Matteo. She had a fairly big role in The Sopranos until she got whacked...and she's also done a sit-com since and some other things. I really like her Jersey accent and attitude for this part. My second pick for this role could be Fran Drescher...she has another great personality for this role I think...but OHH that voice!!



And, last....my pick to play Vinnie, the owner of the bail bonds office (through his wife's father, so he's stuck with her while mongering after everything in a skirt)... He's described as quite a smarmy character who mildly resembles a rat... Sorry, Andy Garcia... but I think you could pull this one off!!!


I have been taken to task about not having a cool dog in the script!! But wait! Joe Morelli DOES have a really cool dog companion -- a golden retriever I believe -- named Bob! Soooooo, I would definitely cast, without reservation, the coolest blogger dog I know in the role of Bob..... NOOTER! You would definitely be able to carry out Bob's antics without a hitch!


Well, I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks and what other suggestions you may have that might be even better.

If you haven't read any of the books in this series, and you like funny and silly... you will love these books. They do stand alone, but there is also an underlying storyline with the characters. Some are better than others, but I had fun with all of them. Soooo... who's gonna get this thing rollin anyway? ;)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good pics all! That Stephanie-Lula combo would be well worth the movie ticket! Bravo! Well done!

Winky Twinky said...

Anonymous: Thank ya, thank ya very much... ;)

Nooter said...

what, no lovable dog? must be a 'b' movie

Winky Twinky said...

Okay Nooter...you are officially cast in the role of Bob, Morelli's trusted companion!! Hope that works out for ya buddy...

Phillipia said...

Hmmm...I am having a hard time with Morelli and Ranger....we have very different tastes in men, WT. But maybe I do not watch enough tv to make good choices here...or maybe I just want Ranger to be a man of mystery...

Winky Twinky said...

Really? Well, that's okay... guess we all have different tastes... so now I'm curious, who would you cast?

Anonymous said...

I have two new ideas: Peter Facinelli for Joe Morelli

and Girard Butler for Ranger.

What's the funny obnoxious red head? for Connie

and Joey ? (somebody) for Stephanie

Kris

Winky Twinky said...

I'm not sure I like Peter for Joe nearly as much as John... But you might have something there with Girard Butler for Ranger!

I don't know who the red head or Joey are...

Nooter said...

woof!

LiLu said...

Hahaha! I completely agree with EVERY single one of these, even though I hate Sandra Bullock, she would be kinda perfect for the role.

Winky Twinky said...

Nooter: Darn right...

LiLu: Great minds think alike...

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