Lopez will also produce with Ryan Reynolds.

By Joey Nolfi
October 27, 2020 at 02:34 PM EDT
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Jennifer Lopez is taking aim at love in the new action-comedy Shotgun Wedding.

The Golden Globe-winning Hustlers actress — and recipient of the 2020 People's Choice Icon Award — will star in and produce the upcoming romantic spectacle through her Nuyorican Productions banner, with Rebecca and Call Me By Your Name performer Armie Hammer co-starring opposite Lopez.

Directed by Jason Moore and produced by Ryan Reynolds and Lopez's longtime partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (Second Act) and Benny Medina, Shotgun Wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer) as they gather their lovable but opinionated families for a picturesque destination wedding. Upon arrival, the couple begins to get cold feet, though a dangerous hostage situation quickly heats up the tension as Darcy and Tom are forced to save their loved ones and their impending marriage.

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"Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy," Erin Westerman, Lionsgate's president of production, said of the film in a press 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."

Also producing the film are Mandeville’s Wonder team Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, in addition to Alex Young, Courtney Baxter, and George Dewey.

Production on Shotgun Wedding — with a script written by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether — is expected to begin in early 2021, though a release date has yet to be announced.

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