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Armie Hammer replaced by Josh Duhamel for upcoming movie 'Shotgun Wedding': report

The actor stepped down from his role amid a text messaging scandal

Josh Duhamel has reportedly been brought on to replace embattled actor Armie Hammer opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming movie "Shotgun Wedding." Hammer stepped down from his role in the movie after scandalous messages allegedly written by him were leaked. The messages, which he denies were his, feature graphic sexual fantasies as well as illusions to the notion that he is a cannibal. "Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision," a spokesperson for the production said in a statement to Fox News at the time. ARMIE HAMMER, RUMER WILLIS RELATIONSHIP IS 'VERY CASUAL': SOURCE According to People, Duhamel, 48, has been brought on to replace Hammer and keep the movie on schedule in the wake of its original star stepping away. The outlet reports that the movie is scheduled to begin filming in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 22.

Armie Hammer (left) will possibly be replaced by Josh Duhamel (right) in the upcoming movie 'Shotgun Wedding' after exiting the picture amid his messaging scandal. (Getty Images

Representatives for Duhamel did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. "Shotgun Wedding" is a Lionsgate film produced by Lopez and Ryan Reynolds that follows a couple who invite their friends and family to a destination wedding only to get cold feet. Their tense situation is exacerbated when their wedding guests are taken hostage, forcing the couple to team up to save the day. The film will be written by Mark Hammer and directed by Jason Moore. ARMIE HAMMER IS LIVING WITH FRIEND, WORKING CONSTRUCTION AMID SPLIT FROM ESTRANGED WIFE ELIZABETH CHAMBERS This is the latest in an eventful year for Duhamel, who released two movies, "The Lost Husband" and "Think Like a Dog" in 2020. He also made his directorial debut with the comedy "Buddy Games." The outlet reports that he will also star in the Netflix series "Jupiter’s Legacy."

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