Ashton Kutcher will crash weddings for a NBC reality series

After creating mental anguish for celebrities with his MTV series Punk’d, Ashton Kutcher went on to executive produce Beauty and the Geek, which was, for the most part, a heartwarming and good-natured series. But now he’s going back to his evil roots, producing Wedding Crashers, using actors to interrupt wedding receptions–something that even Oprah couldn’t pull off without looking like an obnoxious ass.

Ashton Kutcher and his production company will screw with people’s weddings as part of his next reality project, a six-episode series for NBC based upon and named after the film Wedding Crashers.

“If you watch the first 20 minutes of the movie, you’ll understand the tone of the show. It takes a rite of passage that everyone’s familiar with and puts a lot of twists on it,” the series’ executive producer Karey Burke tells Variety. New Line’s Jon Kroll, who also produced Amish in the City, says the company “asked Katalyst if they could use their evil ‘Punk’d’ powers for good.

The show will not try “to embarrass the bride and groom but rather unleash a series of comic stunts and pranks that will make the event memorable for them and their guests,” Variety reports. Maybe they’ll put a bloody corpse in the bathtub of the hotel room being used by the bride hotel room (as Ashton did for a pre-Punk’d, never-aired MTV series), because that’d definitely be wonderfully memorable for all involved.

New Line’s wedding vow [Variety]

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