The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Josh Duhamel is in early negotiations with Lionsgate to be cast in the role previously held by Armie Hammer until his recent departure in the upcoming action comedy Shotgun Wedding.
The film follows Darcy and Tom, who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. 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.
The report states that the studio immediately began searching for a replacement for Armie Hammer and lead star Jennifer Lopez is said to have had a say in the process, with Josh Duhamel’s name surfacing early on. If he signs, the production will likely keep its start date in the Dominican Republic.
The screenplay is written by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether, with Jason Moore attached to direct. Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will serve as producers on the project alongside Nuyorican Productions’ Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Alex Young will be overseeing production on the project, as well as serving as executive producer alongside Courtney Baxter, Ryan Reynolds and George Dewey.