Minimajor nabs U.S. distrib rights to crime thriller

Lionsgate has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Katherine Heigl crime thriller “One for the Money,” from Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

“One for the Money” is based on the first tome in Janet Evanovich’s bestselling Stephanie Plum series. Julie Ann Robinson will direct. Liza Brixius is currently rewriting the adapted script.

Acquisition was announced by Lionsgate COO/Motion Picture Group prexy Joe Drake, Lakeshore chair/CEO Tom Rosenberg and SKE chair Sidney Kimmel.

Producers are Lakeshore’s Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, Kimmel and Wendy Finerman (“The Devil Wears Prada”).

“Janet Evanovich has created an extraordinary literary character in Stephanie Plum. Katherine Heigl is the perfect actress to bring Stephanie to the screen. Gary Lucchesi and I are thrilled to be reunited with her after our wonderful experience on ‘The Ugly Truth,'” Rosenberg said.

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