'One For The Money': Katherine Heigl Gets Tough (VIDEO)

09/24/2011 12:02 pm ET | Updated Nov 24, 2011

Say hello to a new Katherine Heigl.

While the former "Grey's Anatomy" star did play some action and wield a gun in her 2010 bomb "Killers" with Ashton Kutcher, she played a nervous victim of circumstance in that one, a good girl thrust into a bad situation. That's not the case in one of her next films, "One For The Money"; here, she's throwing herself right into the bottom feeding muck.

Heigl stars as Jersey girl Stephanie Plum, an unemployed Trenton gal who takes a job for her shady uncle's bail bonds company, recovering assets -- aka people -- to bring in cash. It's a film adaptation of a 17-book series by author Janet Evanovich, and gives Heigl the chance to move away from romcoms (though she'll be in the upcoming "New Year's Eve") and TV drama. The film is still considered a comedy, but it has an edge to the character that most of her previous work has not.

The film hits theaters in January; it was supposed to come out this summer but was bumped by distributor Lionsgate.


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