Where was the movie Shotgun Wedding (2022) filmed? We discuss the popular Prime Video film and its locations.
The Prime Video film Shotgun Wedding follows a couple, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), who is about to get married on a beautiful tropical island resort. He is a former baseball player who can no longer play in the big leagues and must compete with the men in his fiance’s life. Robert (Cheech Marin) is a multimillionaire who prefers his daughter to come to her senses and marry her ex, Sean (Lenny Kravitz), a philanthropist who crashes their wedding by helicopter without having the courtesy to RSVP.
I think everyone should take the Adam Sandler approach to filmmaking. That’s film a movie in an exotic location and bring all your friends. I’m not sure if Jennifer Lopez and Joshua Duhamel hang out socially with Lenny Kravitz, Cheech Marion, or Jennifer Coolidge like Sandler, David Spade, or Rob Schneider. Still, I think a “workcation” is always a good idea. So, let’s explore where the new action romantic comedy was filmed!
Where was 2022 movie Shotgun Wedding filmed?
The movie was set to film in 2019, with Ryan Reynolds set to star. However, with the pandemic delaying the shooting, the movie cast Jennifer Lopez in the role of Darcy, and Armie Hammer replaced Reynolds, who remained on as an executive producer through his production company. Then, Hammer dropped out of the film at the beginning of 2021 after the abuse allegations emerged, with Duhamel taking over the role. Principal photography started shooting in February of that year and wrapped up in April in the Dominic Republic.
The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean region. The country shares the island of Hispaniola which shares with Haiti. The name of the Dominican Republic honors Saint Dominic (or Santo Domingo de Guzmán), the patron saint of astronomers (yes, that’s a thing). As of 2022, the country is the 87th largest population, passing ten million people for the first time (10,694,700). The country has been the most popular destination for tourism in the Caribbean. The region has capitalized on this recently, building Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Casa De Campo, and the Cap Cana. Ecotourism has also been promoted in the country, which has become popular.
Tourism is one of the fueling factors in the Dominican Republic’s economic growth. The Dominican Republic is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. With the construction of projects like Cap Cana, San Souci Port in Santo Domingo, Casa De Campo, and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (ancient Moon Palace Resort) in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic expects increased tourism activity in the upcoming years by embracing a progressive attitude towards waste disposal and recycling that has increased efficiency by over 200% the past decade.
Some modern movies filmed in the Dominican Republic have been Sandra Bullock’s The Lost City (2022), Mandy Moore’s Survival Thriller, 47 Meters Down, and M. Night Shamalyan’s Old. Let’s not forget such films as Havanna and Robert Deniro’s The Good Shepphard. And, of course, let’s not forget The Godfather Part II, where Coppola used the country as a stand-in for Havanna’s US Embassy. Then, while most of Apocalypse Now was filmed in the Philippines, the most famous scene filmed in the country was that movie’s air raid scene, “Ride of the Valkyries.”
We will update this article when specific locations of the film are updated on the Prime Video press site and IMDB.
How long is the 2022 movie Shotgun Wedding?
According to the website IMDB, Shotgun Wedding has a running time of one hour and forty minutes.
What is the movie Shotgun Wedding about?
The official synopsis of Shotgun Wedding on the Prime Video Amazon Studies website says the film:
“In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. “’Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones—if they don’t kill each other first.”