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October 23, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 23, 2008 |

All right. Maybe it’s not the worst casting decision ever, but come on: Ashton Kutcher as a hit man? Even in a comedy that’s a dumb idea. In fact, Ashton Kutcher in any movie that doesn’t involve his quick and brutal horror-movie dismemberment gets some consideration for worst casting decision ever.

In Five Killers, Kutcher will play a former hitman whose life is upended when someone from his past puts out a contract on him. Complications ensue. I’m sure it’ll be hilarious, as Robert Luketic has been attached as director. Luketic, Legally Blonde notwithstanding, is a god-awful director, evidenced by Monsters-in-Law and How to Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!. The premise is lame. The director is lame. Ashton Kutcher is lame. And I have no idea why I’ve bothered to write about it, except to offer this mini-diversion:

What is the real worst casting decision ever? I can see this one inspiring a future Guide.

I’m gonna go with Michael J. Fox, bless his heart, in Casualties of War.

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