Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer cast in comedy Shotgun Wedding

Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer are set to star alongside each other in ‘Shotgun Wedding’.



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The ‘Second Act’ star and ‘Call Me By Your Name’ actor will play couple Darcy and Tom in the upcoming comedy.

‘Pitch Perfect’ director Jason Moore is helming the movie, with Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether on script duties.

As per Deadline, Ryan Reynolds has received an executive producer credit.

The plot follows the pair as they gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.

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Jennifer Lopez And Armie Hammer To Star in Lionsgate’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer are set to star in Lionsgate’s action-comedy Shotgun Wedding. Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.

Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who produced Lionsgate’s hit film Wonder, will produce. They will be joined as producers by Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Alex Young is overseeing the production and executive producing for Mandeville Films, and Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican Productions.

Ryan Reynolds is also executive producing along with George Dewey. James Myers and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the production for Lionsgate. Production is expected to begin early next year. The film will be presented at the upcoming AFM.

“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” said Erin Westerman, President of Production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group. “They are both incredibly funny actors that can also deliver on the action, but what sets this movie apart is the way their infectious chemistry commands the screen. You can’t take your eyes off them.”

The film follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.

Lopez can be seen next in highly-anticipated Universal rom-com Marry Me opposite Owen Wilson. She recently received rave reviews in the STX pic Hustlers. She is reppedd by CAA, the Medina Co and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

Hammer is coming off the Netflix thriller Rebecca which also stars Lily James and bowed on Netflix earlier this month. He will also star in Death On the Nile opposite Gal Gadot and Elisabeth Debicki. He is represented by WME, Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern.

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Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer to Star in Action-Comedy ‘Shotgun Wedding’ at Lionsgate

Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer will march down the aisle for an action comedy at Lionsgate called “Shotgun Wedding,” the studio announced Tuesday.

Ryan Reynolds was originally reported to be starring in “Shotgun Wedding,” but he’ll remain on as an executive producer for the film that’s directed by Jason Moore.

Lopez and Hammer will play a couple hosting a destination wedding with their lovable but opinionated families, only for the couple to get cold feet and for the entire wedding party to be taken hostage, forcing the couple to save their loved ones before they get at each other’s throats. Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether wrote the screenplay.

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Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing “Shotgun Wedding,” and they’ll be joined by Lopez, who will produce through her Nuyorican Productions with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.

Alex Young is overseeing the production and executive producing for Mandeville Films, and Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican Productions. Reynolds is also executive producing along with George Dewey.

James Myers and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the production for Lionsgate. Production is expected to begin early next year, and “Shotgun Wedding” will be presented to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” Lionsgate’s Erin Westerman said in a statement. “They are both incredibly funny actors that can also deliver on the action, but what sets this movie apart is the way their infectious chemistry commands the screen. You can’t take your eyes off them.”

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Lopez last starred in the STX release “Hustlers” and will be seen in another reluctant wedding situation in the rom-com “Marry Me” with Owen Wilson and Maluma. She’ll also star in STX’s crime film “The Godmother” directed by Reed Morano.

Hammer was just seen in the remake of “Rebecca” for Netflix, and he’ll next be seen in “Death on the Nile” for director Kenneth Branagh and “Next Goal Wins” for Taika Waititi.

Moore has directed “Pitch Perfect” and “Sisters” and will next direct Temple Hill’s “Goodbye for Now.”

Lopez is represented by CAA, The Medina Company, Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Sunshine Sachs. Hammer is represented by WME, Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern and Relevant. Moore is represented by WME.

Lionsgate’s Robert Melnik negotiated the deals on behalf of the studio.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Jennifer Lopez, Armie Hammer target Shotgun Wedding action-comedy

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Jennifer Lopez is taking aim at love in the new action-comedy Shotgun Wedding.

The Golden Globe-winning Hustlers actress — and recipient of the 2020 People’s Choice Icon Award — will star in and produce the upcoming romantic spectacle through her Nuyorican Productions banner, with Rebecca and Call Me By Your Name performer Armie Hammer co-starring opposite Lopez.

Directed by Jason Moore and produced by Ryan Reynolds and Lopez’s longtime partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (Second Act) and Benny Medina, Shotgun Wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer) as they gather their lovable but opinionated families for a picturesque destination wedding. Upon arrival, the couple begins to get cold feet, though a dangerous hostage situation quickly heats up the tension as Darcy and Tom are forced to save their loved ones and their impending marriage.

“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” Erin Westerman, Lionsgate’s president of production, said of the film in a press statement. “They are both incredibly funny actors that can also deliver on the action, but what sets this movie apart is the way their infectious chemistry commands the screen. You can’t take your eyes off them.”

Also producing the film are Mandeville’s Wonder team Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, in addition to Alex Young, Courtney Baxter, and George Dewey.

Production on Shotgun Wedding — with a script written by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether — is expected to begin in early 2021, though a release date has yet to be announced.

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Jennifer Lopez, Armie Hammer to Star in ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer will tie the knot in Lionsgate’s action-comedy “Shotgun Wedding.”

The film finds Lopez as Darcy and Hammer as Tom, a couple who gathers their families together for a destination wedding. Things start to go south, however, after the two get cold feet. But that’s not the worst thing about the wedding from hell — the ceremony goes completely off the rails when the entire party is taken hostage.

According to the official, pun-filled press release: “‘Til Death Do Us Part’ takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones — if they don’t kill each other first.”

Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. The film will be produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who previously teamed with Lionsgate on the sleeper hit “Wonder.” They will be joined as producers by Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.

Production is expected to begin early next year.

“Shotgun Wedding” comes on the heels of Lopez’s recent smash, “Hustlers,” which earned her a Golden Globe nom and lots of Oscar buzz (her’s was the snub heard round Hollywood). She will also appear in the upcoming “Marry Me,” another wedding-themed comedy, and “The Godmother,” a crime drama about the rise and fall of late drug lord Griselda Blanco.

Hammer is still riding high from “Call Me by Your Name.” He recently costarred in Netflix’s remake of “Rebecca.”

Deadline first reported Hammer and Lopez’s casting.

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