Hammer added: “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
A spokesperson for the production company confirmed these reports, as a statement has circulated which reads: “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
Hammer was due to star in the film alongside international superstar Jennifer Lopez, who last appeared in 2019’s Hustlers.
The film’s synopsis reads: “A couple’s extravagant destination wedding is hijacked by criminals. In the process of saving their families, they rediscover why they fell in love in the first place.”