ennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer will blast their way down the aisle for Lionsgate’s action-comedy Shotgun Wedding. The announcement was made today by Erin Westerman, President of Production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group.
The film will be produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who produced Lionsgate’s hit film Wonder; the team is also producing the comedy Under Cover, Rabbids, and the Wonder companion White Bird: A Wonder Story for Lionsgate. They will be joined as producers by Nuyorican Productions’ Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Jason Moore will direct from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. 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. Shotgun Wedding will be presented at the upcoming AFM.
In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Armie Hammer) 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. “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.
“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” said Westerman. “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.”
JENNIFER LOPEZ earned Golden Globe nominations for her roles in Selena and last year’s Hustlers. Her upcoming roles include Marry Me opposite Owen Wilson and Maluma, and the upcoming The Godmother for STX films which will be directed by Reed Morano. Lopez is represented by CAA, The Medina Company, Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Sunshine Sachs
ARMIE HAMMER earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Call Me By Your Name, and starred in such films as On The Basis of Sex, Hotel Mumbai, Sorry to Bother You, Social Network and J. Edgar. He will next star in Death on the Nile for director Kenneth Branagh, Next Goal Wins, for director Taika Waititi and in Netflix’s new adaptation of Rebecca opposite Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. He will also star in Dreamland opposite Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly. He is represented by WME, Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern and Relevant.
JASON MOORE previous film work includes directing the comedy hits Pitch Perfect and Sisters. He also executive produced Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. He will next direct and produce Temple Hill’s Goodbye for Now. Also the creative force behind some of Broadway’s biggest hits, Moore directed “Fully Committed,” “Shrek the Musical,” for which he earned Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk award nominations, Steel Magnolias, Avenue Q, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, and Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall. His most recent stage credits are the musical “Superhero” and the Tony award winning “The Cher Show on Broadway.” He has also directed episodes of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood,” “One Tree Hill,” “Brothers and Sisters,” and “Trophy Wife.” He is represented by WME.
MANDEVILLE FILMS’ Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce the project. Their credits include several films that appeal to the family audience, including the Lionsgate smash hit Wonder, which generated more than $305 million worldwide, as well as Beauty and the Beast and The Muppets. Those films alone have grossed over $1.8 billion worldwide.
NUYORICAN PRODUCTIONS’ Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina will produce this project in partnership with Mandeville. Their credits range from hit television shows “The Fosters,” “Shades of Blue,” “Good Trouble,” and “World of Dance,” to the acclaimed film Hustlers and the upcoming feature film, Marry Me to be released Valentine’s Day 2021.
Lionsgate’s Robert Melnik negotiated the deals on behalf of the studio.