Armie Hammer will be leaving his upcoming film, « Shotgun Wedding, » page 6 has confirmed, amid a brewing scandal that allegedly included leaked messages from the star about his sex life.
A source familiar with the project said us that Hammer is « pulling out » of the action comedy film due to go into production this year.
A production spokesperson confirmed to page 6: « With Shotgun Wedding coming up, Armie has asked to withdraw from the film and we support him in his decision. » The role is being recast.
« I’m not responding to these cops-t allegations, but given the vicious and false online attacks against me, I can’t in good conscience now leave my kids for four months to watch a movie in of the Dominican Republic, « Hammer said a statement on page 6, adding, » Lionsgate is helping me and I’m grateful to them. «
Ryan Reynolds was previously supposed to play the Hammer role and is executive producer of the film that follows a cold-footed couple whose wedding is taken hostage. The film is distributed in the US by Lionsgate and sold internationally to Amazon Prime last month.
The leaked messages, allegedly from Hammer, describe fantasies of rape and cannibalism and were captured from an anonymous social media account at the name of the House of Effie leaked. The report alleged that one message from Hammer to a woman said he was « 100 percent a cannibal, » while another gruesome piece of news allegedly spoke of « cutting toes. » Sources said some in Hammer’s camp have tried to strengthen support for the star in the city. But even die-hard Hollywood insiders seem to be shocked by the alleged messages. In any case, the situation seems undoubtedly unusual for Lopez, who is still on the rise after her Hollywood hit « Hustlers » and the Super Bowl halftime show last year.
Hammer’s upcoming projects also include the thriller « The Billion Dollar Spy » and a planned sequel to his 2017 hit « Call Me By Your Name ».
The actor « The Social Network » has previously said in interviews that he is a « dominant lover » who likes to « grab women by the neck and hair ». But he said marrying his now estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, changed his sexual appetite. « It comes to a point where you say, » I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do, « he said.
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