Josh Duhamel Might Replace Armie Hammer In “Shotgun Wedding”
About six seconds after Armie Hammer’s stomach-turning, human-eating, safeword-ignoring alleged DMs leaked, Armie claimed that he needed to protect his family from the drama and accusations, and dropped out of the upcoming film, Shotgun Wedding. Armie was supposed to star alongside Jennifer Lopez, but according to Armie, he just couldn’t dream of leaving his two children for 4 months of filming (even though family time doesn’t exactly appear to be his top priority at the moment). Obviously, they needed to replace Armie, and clearly, Christopher Plummer was unavailable because word on the street is that Josh Duhamel is in talks to step into the role left vacant by Hollywood’s current PR nightmare.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that it only took Lionsgate about a week to decide who they might want instead of Armie. Sources say that Josh pretty much has the job and that they’re in negotiations. Armie was attached to star with JLo back in the fall of 2020, and shooting was set to begin in the Dominican Republic in February, but that all got set back by (ahem) Armie allegedly being Armie.
Since shooting is scheduled to begin very soon, Lionsgate had to find a replacement ASAP, and sources add that JLo had a say in who was chosen and that Josh’s name came up almost immediately in the beginning. Maybe JLo is a big fan of Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, but then again, who isn’t really?
Shotgun Wedding is about two people who get cold feet before their destination wedding but go through with it anyway, and then their whole family gets taken hostage. Pressuring a woman to do something she’s not totally comfortable doing paired with non-consensual bondage? Really sounds like Armie’s dream role. I’m sure he’ll catch it on Netflix when it finally comes out.
Now the only thing that needs explaining is why two very grown adults are having a destination wedding. Does the pandemic not exist in their universe? Is this a period piece that’s set fifteen years earlier in 2006? If that’s the case, then they might have another problem. You can’t set a movie in 2006 without blasting “Fergalicious” at least 10 times, and that might be too triggering for Josh. Someone should remember to mention that in negotiations.