Everything We Know So Far

The rom-com renaissance is in full swing this year with their latest addition to the list, forced marriage.


Directed by Jason Moorethe same guy who has cinematic comedic staples as cited Pitch perfect and sistersthe upcoming American flick, is unlike any other romcom and blends thriller and action into the mix.

With Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamelthe film shows you everything that can go wrong on one of the most important days of your life.

Here’s what we know forced marriage until now.

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The trailer for forced marriage was released by Prime Video on October 4, 2022. The clip introduces us to the film’s gorgeous couple, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), who are about to have their dream island wedding. Of course, no special day is complete without the couple’s eccentric families, a handsome ex on the guest list, and cold feet, but that’s probably just butterflies.

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Things take a 180 degree turn when a group of dangerous pirates show up uninvited, hijack the wedding procession and wreak havoc. However, Darcy and Tom are not going down without a fight. From carrying a live grenade in the dense forest to firing a shotgun from the top of their car, the couple must hold hands to save their loved ones before it’s too late.

What is Shotgun Wedding about?

Here is the official synopsis for forced marriage:

“In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very idiosyncratic families for the ultimate destination wedding, just as the couple is starting to get cold feet. And as if that weren’t enough of a threat to the party, everyone’s life is suddenly in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. “Till death do us part” takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-pumping adventure in which Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones – if they don’t kill each other first.”

Where and when can you see Shotgun Wedding?

forced marriage will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video on January 27, 2023.

The rom-com was originally slated for a June 29, 2022 theatrical release date from Lionsgate. However, plans changed when Amazon Studios acquired the rights to the film in March 2022.

When did Shotgun Wedding start production?

plans for forced marriage were first announced on January 19, 2019. Joining director Moore is an author Mark Hammerknown for his work in Two night stand. Notable names like Liz Meriwether, David Hobermanand Todd Lieberman are also involved in the production of the film. Initially, Ryan Reynolds was supposed to start in the film through his production company Maximum Effort. In October 2020, Lopez, along with Benni Medina and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomasalso participated as producers through Nuyorican Productions.

News of the film’s casting was first announced on October 27, 2020 when Lopez was acting Shotgun Wedding female lead. Reynolds was no longer part of the project and was replaced by instead Armie Hammer. However, due to abuse allegations against him, Hammer left the project. Hammer was soon replaced by Duhamel. The casting was later confirmed Sonya Braga and Jennifer Coolidgefollowed by Lenny Kravitz, D’Arcy Carden, Cheech Marin, Selena Tan, Alex Mallari Jr., Desmin Borges, Callie Hernandez, and Steve Coulter.

Filming was supposed to begin in the summer of 2019 but was eventually pushed back to February 22, 2021. Filming took place in Boston and the Dominican Republic. Principal photography ended on April 22, 2021.

Also Read: First ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Pictures Show Unhappy Couple Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel

Who is in the cast and crew of Shotgun Wedding?

Jennifer Lopez plays Darcy, the bride-to-be who is about to have the wedding of her life. A triple threat entertainer, Lopez is no stranger to the world of acting, from sane romcoms like Maids in Manhattan to heartbreaking thrillers such as anaconda. Her future husband, Tom, is played by Josh Duhamel, who you may have seen in the film transformers Franchise. He also has an extensive romcom portfolio which has appeared in films in when you are in rome and life as we know it.

Sônia Braga is set to play Renata; Braga is a seasoned pro with acclaimed performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Moon over Parador. In the meantime, That white lotus very own Jennifer Coolidge Stars as Carol. The youngest Emmy Award winner cemented her name in pop culture thanks to her role as Jeanine “Stifler’s Mom” ​​Stifler in the american cake Franchise and especially as Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the Naturally blond film series. Despite playing supporting roles, Braga and Coolidge both have the acting skills and flair to excel in the film.

The star-studded line-up also includes familiar faces such as American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz feat. sean Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong plays Robert while D’Arcy outplays Carden The good place Stars as Harriet. Singaporean actress Selena Tan co-starred Crazy rich Asians, joins the cast as Marge. Other cast members include Desmin Borges, Alex Mallari Jr., Callie Hernandez, Steve Coulter, Maria del Mar Fernandezand Hector Gonz.

Movies like Shotgun Wedding are now available to watch

Ready or Not: another film based on a marriage gone awry Ready or Not follows Grace (Samara weaving), who is about to have a wedding night she won’t forget. Little does she know that her new family has sinister plans, and Grace must do whatever it takes to escape the hellish tradition of manhunting before her in-laws can get their evil hands on her.

kill Bill: when the bride (Uma Thurman) wedding ceremony turns into a devastating bloodbath, she hatches a revenge plan to take revenge on her baby’s father. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, kill Bill Forgiving with his sharp banter, he takes inspiration from action kung fu movies – with a gory twist.

bridesmaids: Every bride needs her bridesmaids to keep her together. But if you have a group of bridesmaids like Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph), you could get caught up in a hilarious whirlwind of poorly made decisions and needless petty rivalry. Just make sure they don’t screw up the wedding!

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