Neil LaBute is in talks to direct and Ashton Kutcher is in talks to co-star in Screen Gems’ thriller Lakeview Terrace, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington already have boarded the project, which centers on an LAPD officer (Jackson) who will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple that recently moved in next door. Kutcher would play Washington’s spouse.
David Loughery wrote the screenplay, and Howard Korder has been hired to pen a rewrite. Shooting will begin in June in Los Angeles.
Will Smith and James Lassiter are producing through their Sony-based Overbrook Entertainment. Loughery and Jeff Graup are executive producing.