Insight Film Studios has begun principal photography in Vancouver on the romance Personal Effects starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Ashton Kutcher.

Voltage Pictures introduced the project to foreign buyers at AFM and has completed pre-sales in more than 25 territories.

The story centres on a man who arrives in a small town seeking to avenge his sister's death and falls for an older woman. Kathy Bates also stars.

Gil Netter, Insight's Kirk Shaw and Tadora's Christian Arnold-Beutel are producing and CineFilm's Tim McGrath is serving as executive producer.