Jennifer Lopez-Owen Wilson Rom-Com ‘Marry Me’ Moves to May 2021

Written by on November 12, 2020

Lopez stars opposite Owen Wilson in the Universal film, which was previously set to hit the big screen over Valentine’s Day.

The upcoming romantic-comedy Marry Me — starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson — has decided to shift its release date in favor of early summer nuptials as Hollywood continues to rearrange its calendar amid the ongoing pandemic and Monday’s news that a vaccine could help life and commerce return to normal in March or April.

Universal announced Tuesday that the music-infused movie is pushing back its release in theaters from Feb. 12, 2021 (the beginning of Valentine’s Day weekend) and will instead walk down the aisle on May 14, taking the place of DreamWorks Animation’s latest Spirit Riding Free film.

The latter film — which has been given an official name, Spirit Untamed — will be released several weeks later, on June 4, 2021.

Packed with original songs by Jennifer Lopez and Latin music sensation Maluma, Marry Me is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Bobby Crosby that centers on a pop superstar (Lopez) who, moments before marrying her rock-star fiance at Madison Square Garden (Maluma), finds out that he was cheating on her with her assistant and spontaneously melts down onstage and picks a random, divorced math teacher (Wilson) out of the crowd to marry instead.

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