Ashton Kutcher will play a serial LA womanizer in Spread, the first US movie from Scottish auteur David Mackenzie who was in competition at Berlin last year with Hallam Foe.

Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a lawyer who is ditched by Kutcher's character in the film which is set to start shooting in Los Angeles on Feb 25.

Voltage Pictures is handling international sales here, while Graham Taylor of Endeavor is handling North American rights. James Dean Hall wrote the screenplay.

Mackenzie will direct from a screenplay by Jason Dean Hall. Graham Taylor of Endeavor is handling North American rights and additional casting announcements are expected in Berlin.

Jason Goldberg serves as producer and Aaron Kaufman of Barbarian Films is financing the project. Voltage's vice president of business affairs Jenn Lee negotiated the deal with the financiers.

This is the second Kutcher project on Voltage's slate after the romance Personal Effects, which also stars Michelle Pfeiffer and is currently in post-production.

Sales chief Nicolas Chartier will also be tempting buyers with the thrillers Tortured starring Laurence Fishburne and Cole Hauser and Homecoming with Mischa Barton.