Shotgun Wedding: Amazon Nabs Key Territories For Jennifer Lopez-Led Action Comedy
According to Deadline, Amazon has entered final negotiations to acquire the distribution rights of Lionsgate’s upcoming action-comedy film Shotgun Wedding for key international territories including the UK, France Italy, Spain, Australia/NZ, Canada, Benelux, and Latin America. Lionsgate is still expected to handle the U.S. release of Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer-led film.
Shotgun Wedding centers on Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer) as they gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. 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 and “Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones — if they don’t kill each other first.
The film will be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) from a screenplay co-written by Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand) and Liz Meriwether (Single Parents, Bless This Mess). The studio is eyeing a production start early next year.
Shotgun Wedding is set to be produced by Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who previously worked with Lionsgate for Wonder and are currently attached to produce Under Cover, Rabbids and White Bird: A Wonder Story at the studio. The duo will produce alongside Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina, with Alex Young executive producing for Mandeville, Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican and Ryan Reynolds & George Dewey.