Josh Duhamel In Early Talks To Take Over For Armie Hammer in Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’

After the salacious news broke about Hammer last week, The Social Network and Rebecca actor responded "I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who produced Lionsgate’s hit film Wonder, are also producing with Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Ryan Reynolds is also executive producing along with George Dewey. James Myers and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the production for Lionsgate. Alex Young is overseeing the production and executive producing for Mandeville Films, and Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican Productions.
Lionsgate is releasing, and if Duhamel can commit, the pic's cameras can roll next month. 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. Jason Moore directs from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. Shotgun Wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (who Duhamel would play), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet.
The actor's feature credits include Love, Simon, Transformers: The Last Knight, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers, and Win a Date With Ted Hamilton!. Duhamel next appears in the Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy which he is the lead of. For 106 episodes, Duhamel played Danny McCoy on NBC's Las Vegas.” />
Prior to Hammer's response last week, a spokesperson for the production said, “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
The news comes less than a week after Hammer exited the project after a social media controversy entailing some sexual messages he allegedly sent out. Deadline has confirmed that Transformers actor Josh Duhamel is in early talks to take over Armie Hammer's role in the Jennifer Lopez action comedy Shotgun Wedding.

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