Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 October 2014
First Look At Dad's Amy Remake
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 February 2014
Robert Luketic To Direct The ExpendaBelles
Now he needs some actresses
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Paranoia (2014)
Empire Star Rating
New Year's Eve (2011)
Empire Star Rating
One For The Money (2011)
Empire Star Rating
No Strings Attached (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Life As We Know It (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kutcher & Heigl To Star In Five Killers
Thriller directed by Robert Luketic

19 February 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

Yesterday we brought you the joyous news that Ashton Kutcher – the William Roache of his generation – had signed on to star in the body-swap comedy, Traded. Frankly, we thought that life couldn’t get any better.

We were wrong. For today brings the news that Kutcher will star alongside Katherine Heigl – the Gillian Taylforth of her generation – in a new thriller called Five Killers, which will be directed by Robert Luketic. And our cup doth overfloweth – two Kutcher movies in two days? Someone up there likes us.

Anyway, to the plot. Five Killers will see Kutcher and Heigl, who looks set to leave Grey’s Anatomy, roughly a year after anyone stopped giving a damn, play a couple who meet by chance while on holiday. After they get married, they start to believe that their neighbours are assassins who have been hired to kill them. Presumably because they got Punk’d.

So it’s a twist on Mr & Mrs Smith, essentially – the Mr & Mrs Smith Next Door, if you will. Of course, that movie had two genuine movie stars and a director, in Doug Liman, who may be flaky but who knows his way around an action setpiece. Luketic directed, erm, Legally Blonde, and his previous attempt to step outside his rom-com rot was the hideous 21.

Still, glass hall full and all that. Let’s look at the positives, shall we? Well, Luketic and Heigl worked together recently on the rom-com, The Ugly Truth, so they clearly have a good relationship. And it’ll be good for both leads, frankly, to stretch after a series of forgettable rom-coms, in which they’ve shown all the range of a Fisher Price walkie-talkie set. And Kutcher has lovely hair.

Lionsgate will be footing the bill for the film, which will shoot from next month in Atlanta and the South Of France. Sorry, what was that? South Of France, you say? We take it all back! Big hit! Big hit! Set visit, please! Yes, please!
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sandra Bullock Becomes A Suburban Mom
In football drama-comedy The Blindside
Liev Schreiber Ready To Taste Salt
Starring in the Angelina Jolie thriller

Your Comments

RE: 21... Hideous?
It was quite a good film I thought! More

Posted by Indiana James at 23:50 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

21... Hideous?
More

Posted by UTB at 11:09 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

21... Hideous?
Empire rated it 3 stars. More

Posted by UTB at 11:09 on 19 February 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)