Actor Josh Duhamel is reportedly in talks to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the romantic adventure Shotgun Wedding. The role was earlier taken up by Armie Hammer, currently embroiled in a controversy over leaked objectionable messages.
Hammer left the project last week, with a representative for the production saying “Given the imminent start date, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision”, reports variety.com.
If Duhamel gets finalised, he would star as Tom, opposite Lopez’s Darcy, in the film about a couple who gathers their families together for a destination wedding. But soon the pair gets cold feet. It takes a turn for the worst when the entire wedding party is taken hostage.
Jason Moore is set to direct the film.
Meanwhile, Hammer was trending on social media last week after direct Instagram messages were posted sharing graphic sexual fantasies that appeared to be written by Hammer. They have not been verified.
“I’m not responding to these bull** 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,” Hammer said in a statement.