Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding will forgo an exclusive theatrical release and be carried over the threshold by Amazon Prime Video instead.
According to Variety, the streaming service acquired U.S. rights from Lionsgate, who initially planned to debut the film in theaters in late June. With the change in platform, it is now unknown when audiences can see the movie from the comfort of their own homes. Variety reports that it is still possible that Shotgun Wedding will open simultaneously at theaters and Amazon Prime, the same way Lopez’s film Marry Me was released on Peacock earlier this year.
“Packed with action, comedy, and a dash of romance, Shotgun Wedding is one of those rare films with something for everyone,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, told Variety. “The film is bursting with star power and fantastic performances. We are thrilled to work with the entire filmmaking team to bring this hilarious, multifaceted film to Prime Video audiences around the world.”
In Shotgun Wedding, Lopez stars as Darcy, a bride-to-be who, along with her fiancé Tom (Josh Duhamel), talk their families into attending their extravagant destination wedding. Celebratory plans are derailed, however, when their wedding party is taken hostage by some shady criminals.
Joining Lopez and Duhamel in the cast are Cheech Marin, Sonia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Selena Tan, and Lenny Kravitz. Actor Armie Hammer was originally cast star opposite Lopez, but he dropped out of the project following allegations against him of sexual abuse.
Lopez will continue her run on streaming platforms with Netflix, too, when it releases her action flick The Mother later this year.