Sure, it’ll probably be predictable and silly and forgettable, but that doesn’t mean Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl’s “Five Killers” can’t also be fun. The film actually has that same vibe that made “The Whole Nine Yards” oddly engaging and fun (but not so much the sequel). Here’s your first look at the movie, starring Kutcher as a killer who retires when he meets and falls in love with Heigl, apparently playing something of a tech nerd. Only in the movies, I suppose.
Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl), a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love…and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss.
Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage – that is, until the morning after Spencer’s 30th birthday. That’s when Spencer and Jen learn he’s the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street.
Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his pain-in-the-ass in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances…and just plain survive.
And you thought suburban life was easy.
Starring Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara , Martin Mull, Casey Wilson, Letoya Luckett, and Ric Reitz. Directed by Robert Luketic (“21″).
Get killed June 4, 2010.