June 3rd, 2010
03:41 PM ET

Heigl: 'Killers' is a twist on rom-com formula

Even if you haven’t put a ring on it yet, all you have to do is take a look at recent news headlines to figure out that marriage ain’t easy. But imagine how difficult it would be if you and your spouse also have to deal with assassins out to kill you.

That's the plot line of the new romantic comedy “The Killers,” opening nationwide Friday, and lead actress Katherine Heigl calls it “a new twist” on nuptials and romance.

“I love the idea of exploring marriage in this big, broad, sort of farce way," Heigl told CNN. “I like the idea...of doing something that’s still romantic, still a comedy, but has a little bit of a twist on the formula.”

Meanwhile, Kutcher’s character is “living this kind of life on the wild side, and all he really wants is a normal life. I find a truth in that," he said.

Both Heigl and Kutcher have significant others, and the two have had to find ways to balance their relationships with their demanding shooting schedules.

While Kutcher is up front that he’s had to face reality that family time doesn’t get top priority while he’s working, Heigl said she and her husband “turn it into an asset and something exciting for the marriage, and something fresh and new.”

Filed under: Celebrities • movies

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  1. Diane22

    Katherine's hair color and style is cute & sweet looking. But this movie sounds terrible. If Ashton could find a hit movie in this century I'll do back-flips all day SERIOUSLY. What a waste of money! Call it another True Lies or Mr and Mrs Smith which were good & funny...unlike The Killers which is gonna flop. Why because both these two are weak Actors at best.

    June 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rich

    Katherine Heigl is awesome.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. UH DUH

    Its was called True Lies in a former life

    June 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      The movie with Arnold S? (Not even going to bother spelling that one out.)

      June 3, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Feeniegal

      Exactly..True Lies was awesome... and I don't plan to see this ummmm..remake. Kutcher is no actor, Heigl was great on the first couple seasons of Grey's. kthnxbye

      June 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Boof

    Katherine Heigl......mmmmmmm tasty.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |

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