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Jennifer Lopez’s New Rom-Com Has A Wild Twist

The hilarious first trailer for Shotgun Wedding teases armed criminals hijacking Jennifer Lopez’s tropical wedding. Best known for movies like Maid In Manhattan, Out of Sight, Hustlers, Second Act, and The Wedding Planner, Lopez is one of the most recognizable actors working in Hollywood today. Lopez’s upcoming film, Shotgun Wedding, sees her team up with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore and screenwriter Mark Hammer to tell the story of one couple’s attempts to fight back (and rediscover their love for each other) after their wedding is overtaken by heavily armed goons.

The upcoming film, which was originally supposed to be released theatrically but will now premiere on Amazon Prime Video, also boasts a strong supporting cast. In addition to Lopez, who stars as Darcy, Shotgun Wedding stars Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, D’Arcy Carden, Melissa Hunter, Callie Hernandez, Cheech Marin, Sonia Braga, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Before Duhamel was brought on board to star as Tom, Armie Hammer was originally cast in Shotgun Wedding as Darcy’s husband-to-be. Hammer ultimately quit the project after his various social media scandals came to light and the actor has since disappeared from the public eye entirely.

Shared by Prime Video, the first trailer for Shotgun Wedding gives audiences their first look at Lopez’s upcoming action comedy. The funny trailer shows that Darcy and Tom are struggling to connect before their wedding but, after the arrival of armed criminals, the couple is forced to work together to defeat them. In addition to lots of action, the Shotgun Wedding trailer promises that the film will also have plenty of romantic elements.

Shotgun Wedding Promises To Blend Action & Romance

From the first trailer, Shotgun Wedding‘s blend of action and romance looks to be somewhat similar to this year’s The Lost City, which starred Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and earned mostly positive reviews from critics. Although clearly a film with more modern sensibilities, the tone of the Shotgun Wedding trailer also harkens back to 1984’s Romancing the Stone. The fact that Shotgun Wedding is built entirely around a destination wedding also means there are even more ways the relationship between Darcy and Tom can be explored, and it also adds a fun twist.

In addition to the action and the romance, the trailer for Shotgun Wedding also assures fans that the movie is still very much a comedy, with Coolidge, who is best known for her roles in Legally Blonde, American Pie, and A Cinderella Story, delivering some hilarious lines. While the trailer teases a rollicking adventure through the tropical wilderness, it also keeps much of the mystery alive, and it’s unclear why Darcy and Tom’s wedding has become the target of armed criminals. With a release date set for January 27, audiences now have only a few short months before Shotgun Wedding releases on Prime Video.

Source: Prime Video

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