J-Lo and Armie Hammer's new action-comedy Shotgun Wedding picked up by Amazon

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images
Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images

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Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer's new action-comedy has been picked up by Amazon for release.

As reported by Deadline, the online mega-retailer has snapped up Shotgun Wedding for its Prime Video service in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and a lot of Europe, while Lionsgate will distribute in the United States.

Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images
Photo credit: George Pimentel - Getty Images

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The movie will feature the Call Me By Your Name actor and Hustlers star/'I'm Gonna Be Alright' hitmaker as a couple who gather their outspoken families together for their wedding, when everyone gets taken hostage!

To make things worse, the wedding isn't even one they are sure they want to go through with.

The big-budget comedy is set to start production next year, with the publication stating that $6 million of its projected $65 million budget is coming from a deal with German distributor Leonine.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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It's a big deal because Lionsgate are a big deal, and it's one of the first times they've signed a deal like this, and another step in a trend of streaming services getting exclusive rights to movies they didn't produce.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a big shift in the industry, with Warner Bros announcing that all their 2021 movies will be released on streaming service HBO Max on the same day as their (possibly limited) cinematic releases.

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