In January, Deadline reported that Ryan Reynolds would be starring in an action romantic comedy titled Shogun Wedding from Pitch Perfect direct Jason Moore.
Slated to shoot this summer, the action rom-com will follow a couple whose extravagant destination wedding is taken over by criminals. In the process of saving their families, they rediscover why they wanted to get married in the first place. Casting is underway for the female lead and additional roles.
We might have an idea where this destination wedding might be taking place, as HN Entertainment has learned they are considering shooting Shotgun Wedding on location in Australia. Deadline said that filming was eyeing a start this summer (Australia’s winter season), but we haven’t been able to confirm that with production dates.
Ryan certainly holds Australia in a special place in his heart.
Could Hugh Jackman have a role since they might be filming in his backyard?
Ryan has been a busy bee lately as he’s previously lined up other projects such as Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (also for Lionsgate), Fox’s Free Guy directed by Shawn Levy, Clue, and a sequel to Detective Pikachu. There is also a strong expectation that Ryan will end up returning to the role of Deadpool for Deadpool 3 and X-Force once the Disney-Fox merger closes and he signs a new contract with Marvel Studios.
A release date for Shotgun Wedding has yet to be made official by Lionsgate.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT