Actress will receive kudo at exhibitor convention

Katherine Heigl will receive the ShoWest female star of the year award at the annual gathering of theater owners next month in Las Vegas.

ShoWest runs March 15-18. Heigl will be feted at the final-night banquet.

Heigl will be seen next in Lionsgate’s “Killers,” opening June 4. Ashton Kutcher also toplines the action comedy, directed by Robert Luketic.

“Her comedic timing and flair for acting are showcased in each of her roles and have captivated audiences around the globe,” said ShoWest co-managing director Robert Sunshine.

“Killers” revolves around an undercover assassin (Kutcher) who marries a fun-loving computer tech (Heigl). Several years later, they find themselves on the run when a multimillion-dollar bounty is placed on the agent.

ShoWest will be held at the Paris and Bally hotels.

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