Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures will commence sales at AFM after company chief Nicolas Chartier acquired rights from Vancouver-based Insight Film Studios.
Kutcher will play a young man who arrives in a small town seeking vengeance for the murder of his sister and falls for a stunning older woman who bears similar psychological scars.
David Hollander is directing the film, which Gil Netter is producing with Insight's Kirk Shaw, Tadora's Christian Arnold-Beutel and CineFilm's Tim McGrath.
Voltage's market slate includes Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War thriller The Hurt Locker, George A Romero's untitled sequel to his Toronto hit Diary Of The Dead, and the musical romance Love 'N' Dancing.
Insight's upcoming 2008 projects include The Art Of War 2 starring Wesley Snipes, A Higher Form Of Learning with Steven Seagal, and Helen starring Ashley Judd and Goran Visnjic.