LaBute & Kutcher Have A Lakeview

Neil LaBute (“In the Company of Men,” “The Wicker Man”) is in negotiations to direct and Ashton Kutcher is in talks to co-star in Screen Gems’ thriller “Lakeview Terrace.”

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.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kutcher would play Washington’s spouse. David Loughery wrote the screenplay, and Howard Korder has been tapped to pen a rewrite. Shooting will begin in June in Los Angeles.