Armie Hammer has stepped away from his position reverse Jennifer Lopez within the upcoming “Shotgun Wedding,” decrying “vicious and spurious on-line assaults” towards him because the trigger.
Hammer was set to start manufacturing on the romantic journey instantly, however will now be recast. The information comes after the “Call Me by Your Name” star started trending on social media final weekend after direct Instagram messages that appeared to be written by Hammer — which haven’t been verified — have been posted.
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“I’m not responding to these bullshit claims however in gentle of the vicious and spurious on-line assaults towards me, I can’t in good conscience now depart my kids for four months to shoot a movie within the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me on this and I’m grateful to them for that,” Hammer mentioned in a press release.
A consultant for the manufacturing mentioned “Armie has requested to step away from the movie and we help him in his determination.”
The messages shared graphic sexual fantasies, going so far as cannibalism, with the actor showing to write to a lady on the app that he’s “100% a cannibal” and desired to “drink your blood.”
Hammer was most lately seen in Netflix’s “Rebecca” and can be set to reprise his position within the upcoming “Call Me by Your Name” sequel with Timothée Chalamet and directed by Luca Guadagnino. He can be set to star within the Paramount Plus TV sequence “The Offer,” the behind-the-scenes story of the making of “The Godfather.”
Elizabeth Wagmeister and Ellise Shafer contributed to this report.
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