Less than a week after Armie Hammer exited the upcoming action-comedy Shotgun Wedding after disturbing sexual messages he sent were exposed, it appears the film is already in the process of replacing him. As first reported by Deadline, Transformers star Josh Duhamel is in early talks to replace Hammer and join Jennifer Lopez in the movie.
With memorable roles in films like Love, Simon, Life as We Know It, and Spaceman, Duhamel’s filmography also includes a bevy of television roles as well. Recently, he touts recurring roles in the CBS series Battle Creek and Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Up next, the actor will lead the cast for the highly anticipated Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy.
Shotgun Wedding will hail from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. The screenplay hails from Mark Hammer (Meet the Parents) and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether. Its plot follows Darcy and Tom, played by Lopez and Duhamel. As they gather their eccentric families together for their destination wedding, they both begin to get some cold feet. However, just as they begin to contemplate their future together, the entire party is taken hostage by terrorists.
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Lionsgate will produce and distribute the feature film. Additionally, Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman (Wonder) are on-board to produce the picture via their Mandeville banner. Moreover, Lopez will serve as the film’s executive producer along with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, Benny Medina (Hustlers), Alex Young (The A-Team), and George Dewey (Free Guy). Finally, James Myers and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the production for Lionsgate with production beginning early next year.
Jennifer Lopez continues her 30-year run at the top of Hollywood. Simultaneously releasing music and building upon her acting career, Lopez recently earned critical acclaim for her role in Hustlers. Up next, Lopez will appear with Owen Wilson in Universal’s upcoming comedy Marry Me from She-Hulk director Kat Coiro. Additionally, the multitalented performer made headlines after co-headlining the Super Bowl LIV halftime show with Shakira.
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