Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer Walk Down the Aisle for Lionsgate’s “Shotgun Wedding”

There are few people on the planet more attractive than Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer, so it's not surprising they're joining forces for a new romantic comedy. "You can't take your eyes off them," Lionsgate's President of Production Erin Westerman said in a press release, which is somewhat of an understatement.

Shotgun Wedding, to be directed by Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore, will begin filming soon. Lopez and Hammer have their perfect destination wedding all planned out, but then start to second-guess their love once the festivities get underway. But their relationship will be tested even further when the wedding party and guests are taken hostage.

The action-comedy hails from writers Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand) and Liz Meriwether (creator of New Girl), and will be executive produced by Ryan Reynolds. This will be Lopez's second wedding-themed project of 2021, with Marry Me scheduled to hit theaters around Valentine's Day.

Production on Shotgun Wedding is slated to begin early next year, but as with any production affected by COVID-19, expect some delays.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.