Lionsgate has lined up two visually appealing stars for their action-comedy Shotgun Wedding. It has been announced that Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer will star in the film while Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. Erin Westerman, President of Production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, had this to say about the casting news:
“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action-comedy. 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.”
Shotgun Wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begins 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. Production is expected to begin early next year on the project.
Jennifer Lopez is coming off of co-headlining the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira back in February and earning rave reviews last year for her supporting role in Hustlers. She will next be seen in the Universal rom-com Marry Me opposite Owen Wilson. Armie Hammer is coming off the Netflix thriller Rebecca which just bowed on Netflix last week and he will also star in Death On the Nile opposite Gal Gadot, which set for release December 18, 2020.