Jennifer Lopez & Armie Hammer to lead Lionsgate’s Shotgun Wedding
After partnering with Mandeville Films for the project, Lionsgate’s action-comedy Shotgun Wedding is getting its wheels in motion as Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers, Marry Me) and Armie Hammer (Death on the Nile, Rebecca) have signed on to star in the project.
Written by Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand) and Liz Meriwether (Single Parents, Bless This Mess) and directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), the film centers on Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer) as they gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. 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 and “Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones — if they don’t kill each other first.
“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” Erin Westerman, President of Production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, 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.”
The film is set to be produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who previously worked with Lionsgate for Wonder and are currently attached to produce Under Cover, Rabbids and White Bird: A Wonder Story at the studio. The duo will produce alongside Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, with Alex Young executive producing for Mandeville, Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican and Ryan Reynolds & George Dewey.
Shotgun Wedding is eyeing a production start early next year.
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