Jason O’Mara Takes “One for the Money”

Jason O’Mara, star of the short-lived American remake of “Life on Mars”, has scored the male lead in the crime thriller “One for the Money” at Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment reports Variety.

An adaptation of the first of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels, Katherine Heigl plays the rather average single New Jersey girl and lingerie buyer recently laid off.

To make ends meet she sets out to become a file clerk at a Bail Bonds office but ends up taking the only position available – a bounty hunter.

O’Mara plays a local cop wanted for murder who just happens to be the guy that broke Stephanie’s heart in high school. Daniel Sunjata also stars as a disciplined veteran bounty hunter.

Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith penned the screenplay which Liz Brixius will polish while Julie Ann Robinson is directing. Tom Rosenberg, Wendy Finerman and Gary Lucchesi are producing.