Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence on “Vicious” Claims Amid Instagram Message Scandal – Armie Hammer has exited Shotgun Wedding, an action-comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, as the actor is engulfed in controversy. He’s also hitting back at “bulls*** claims” in his first statement addressing the alleged leaked private messages.
Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence on “Vicious” Claims Amid Instagram Message Scandal:
Armie Hammer’s role in an upcoming movie will be recast as he faces scandal.
The actor, 34, made headlines recently after messages allegedly written by Hammer — they have not been verified — were leaked featuring graphic sexual fantasies.
The messages were leaked by anonymous social media account under the name of the House of Effie, were direct messages reportedly from Armie Hammer detailing disturbing sexual fantasies.
The actor was set to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in “Shotgun Wedding,” a Lionsgate film following a couple whose destination wedding attendees are taken hostage.
“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.
His role will be recast even though he was set to begin production shortly.
Armie Hammer Responds To Alleged DM Scandal, Exits Jennifer Lopez Film ‘Shotgun Wedding’:
“I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Armie Hammer said in a statement. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
“Shotgun Wedding” will be directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect,” “Sisters”) and is written by Mark Hammer (“Two Night Stand”) and Elizabeth Meriwether (“New Girl”), according to IMDb. Lopez will produce and Ryan Reynolds will executive produce.
Hammer is best known for his roles in “The Social Network” and “Call Me by Your Name,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 2018. His recent appearances include an episode of HBO’s “We Are Who We Are” and Netflix’s “Rebecca” remake.
In July, Hammer and his wife of over 10 years, Elizabeth Chambers, announced their split on social media. They share two children together: daughter Harper Grace, 5, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.