Tom Selleck falls victim to 'Five Killers'

9:34 PM PST 03/23/2009 by Jay A. Fernandez, Borys Kit

Catherine O'Hara, Martin Mull also join action comedy

Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Mull have joined the cast of "Five Killers," a Lionsgate action comedy that stars Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.

The project is being directed by Robert Luketic ("21"). Filming starts this month in France and Atlanta for a June 4, 2010, release.

The story follows a hitman (Kutcher) at the top of his game who falls for a computer tech (Heigl) and decides to hang up his guns. Years later, their suburban bliss is ruptured when he finds out there's a hit out on him, forcing him and his spooked wife to go on the run.

Selleck and O'Hara will play Heigl's overprotective father and adoring mother. Mull will play Holbrook, Kutcher's handler.

Bob DeRosa wrote the original screenplay, with additional work by Ted Griffin.

Scott Aversano is producing with Katalyst Films' Jason Goldberg. Mike Karz, Josie Rosen, Christopher Pratt and Chad Marting are executive producing.

Selleck, repped by CAA and manager Bettye McCartt, most recently starred in the CBS TV movie, "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," and had regular roles on "Las Vegas" and "Boston Legal." His latest big-screen turns were in "The Love Letter" and "In & Out."

O'Hara, repped by ICM and Brillstein Grey Entertainment, most recently appeared in "For Your Consideration" and "Penelope." She provided one of the voices for the forthcoming Spike Jonze-Dave Eggers collaboration "Where the Wild Things Are."

Mull, who is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content, has recently appeared on "Two and a Half Men" and "American Dad." His feature credits include "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Mr. Mom."
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