Amazon Prime’s new rom-com Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel follows a destination wedding gone wrong after a number of pirates take everyone hostage. The couple then has to work together to save their loved ones.
The film is set on a private island in the Philippines. Looking at the exotic locations in the film, many fans are wondering where the filming of Shotgun Wedding took place. Read on to find out.
Shotgun Wedding Filming Locations
The shooting of the film took place in the Dominican Republic and in Massachusetts, USA, instead of the Philippines, where the premise is set. The cameras started rolling in February 2021, and the production was completed in April of the same year. Now without much ado, let’s have a look at all the locations where Shotgun Wedding was filmed.
María Trinidad Sánchez, Dominican Republic
The film was primarily shot in the province of María Trinidad Sánchez in the Dominican Republic. The Hotel Ani Villas Dominican Republic in Rio San Juan was utilized as the Mahal Island Resort in the Philippines, the wedding destination of the couple where the guests were taken hostage.
The resort offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and accommodates 28 people. The hotel also acts as a wedding venue for real. A number of locations near the resort also served as filming locations, including the Playa Grande beach. A few scenes were also filmed in the town of Cabrera, which is situated on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Samaná Province, Dominican Republic
The cast and crew of the film were also spotted filming in Samaná Province, in the municipalities of Sánchez and Samaná. Some sequences were taped in Juan Dolio, a small seaside community in San Pedro de Macoris province.
Josh Duhamel previously shared his experience of working in the Dominican Republic and revealed he had a near-death incident while shooting near the ocean. “This rogue wave comes up as I’m videotaping this thing and literally washed me almost over the edge of this cliff,” Duhamel said.
“Luckily, there was this razor-sharp coral there that held me up, but it turned me into a hamburger on many parts of my body afterward. But it was one of the near-death experiences of my life for sure,” he added.
Shotgun Wedding was also filmed in Boston, the capital and most populous city of Massachusetts. The production crew was seen filming the couple’s day-to-day life sequences in the city. Boston is known as the cultural and financial hub of Massachusetts. It houses a number of notable colleges and universities, including Harvard and MIT.
Previously, a number of hit movies have been shot in the city, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Equalizer 1 and 2, Ghostbusters, Good Will Hunting, Knives Out, The Pink Panther 2, and Ted. Shows like The Bachelorette, Boston EMS, The Practice, Married at First Sight, and Dexter: New Blood were also filmed in Boston.
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