Ashton Kutcher to star in ‘Father’

Kenneth Lonergan re-writing comedy

Ashton Kutcher will star in and produce the multigenerational fatherhood comedy “Like Father” at Columbia Pictures.

“You Can Count on Me” helmer Kenneth Lonergan has been tapped to rewrite the project, which is based on a pitch by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson.

Story revolves around a father and son who never got along but coincidentally have baby sons at the same time and are forced to go through the fatherhood experience together.

Kutcher and Jason Goldberg will produce via their Sony-based Katalyst Films banner.

Katalyst has a number of projects set up at the studio, including an untitled romantic comedy about a matchmaker florist.

Kutcher, who recently starred in the romantic comedy “What Happens in Vegas,” next appears in the indie projects “Spread,” which Katalyst produced, and “Personal Effects,” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer.

Lonergan’s writing credits include “Gangs of New York” and “Margaret”; he also directed the latter.

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