The poster shows Heigl as a jeans-clad Stephanie Plum, dangling the handcuffs which are often some of the tools of her trade. The statement, “She’s searching for a couple of not-so-good men,” that the poster also carries reflects Stephanie’s personal in addition to her professional pursuits. Along with the criminals she seeks, both her love interests – Joe Morelli, played by Jason O’Mara, and Carlos Manoso (AKA Ranger), played by Daniel Sunjata – fall into that category.
The One for the money film centers on Stephanie’s first case while working as a recovery agent for her cousin Vinnie (Patrick Fischler), a bail bondsman. She must find Joe Morelli, a former vice cop with whom she had a short lived relationship while they were in highschool. Morelli is now a murder suspect.
Stephanie gets much needed assistance in her seek for Morelli from the handsome and mysterious Ranger and no more welcome help from her Grandma Mazur, a job taken by Debbie Reynolds. The assignment leads Stephanie into the arena of professional boxing, where she meets the terrifying heavyweight contender Benito Ramirez (Gavin-Keith Umeh) and his manager, Jimmy Alpha (John Leguizamo).
One for the Money, a Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment release, is directed by Julie Anne Robinson with a screenplay by Stacy Sherman and Karen Ray and Liz Brixius. Screencaps from the film are available on Movienewz.