Ashton Kutcher Faces Five Killers

Kutcher signs on for action-comedy with Luketic directing

Lionsgate has set Ashton Kutcher to star in and Robert Luketic to direct “Five Killers,” an action comedy that will begin production early next year.

Kutcher will play a former hit man whose life is turned upside down because someone from his past has paid a group of killers to bump him off.

Lionsgate acquired the project as a spec script by Bob DeRosa, and Ted Griffin is doing a rewrite. Scott Aversano is producing along with Kutcher and his Katalyst Prods. partner Jason Goldberg.

Luketic is coming off “21” and most recently wrapped the Katherine Heigl-Gerard Butler starrer “The Ugly Truth”,