Josh Duhamel in negotiations with Jennifer Lopez at Shotgun Wedding
After seeing the original male lead, Armie Hammer (Death on the Nile) Jennifer Lopez, Lionsgate co-director, resigned from the project due to ongoing social media controversy Must see moving forward as the studio started negotiations with Josh Duhamel early on (Buddy games) to take over the part according to the deadline.
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The timing for Hammers’ departure followed a series of social media DMs describing sexually controversial behavior that allegedly came from his account. While the news has not yet been verified as his, sources report that members of Hammer’s team worked to garner support for the actor in Hollywood and to assure those that he did not air such messages.
Must see The focus is on Darcy (Lopez) and Tom, who are gathering their lovable but very sensitive families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple are starting to get cold feet. If that wasn’t enough threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s life is in danger when the entire group is taken hostage and “Until Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning as Darcy and Tom have to save their loved ones – if they don’t kill each other first.
The film is directed by Jason Moore (Pitch perfect) from a script by Mark Hammer (Two bedside tables) and Liz Meriwether (Single parents, bless this mess). The studio plans to start production earlier this year.
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Must see is produced by Mandevilles Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman who previously worked for Lionsgate wonder and are currently attached to produce Under cover, Rabbids and White bird: a miracle story in the studio. The duo will co-produce with Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina of Nuyorican Productions, with Alex Young producing for Mandeville, Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican and Ryan Reynolds & George Dewey.
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