Hot topics close

Armie Hammer Exits ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Role Amid Social Media Controversy; Actor Responds – Update

UPDATE, 3:57PM: Armie Hammer has responded to the salacious news that’s out there about him, and his recent departure from the Lionsgate Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding.  In a statement …

UPDATE, 3:57PM: Armie Hammer has responded to the salacious news that’s out there about him, and his recent departure from the Lionsgate Jennifer Lopez movie Shotgun Wedding. 

In a statement sent to Deadline, the star of The Social Network and Nocturnal Animals says, “I’m not responding to these bullshit 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. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”

PREVIOUS, 3:05PM:  In the wake of alleged leaked messages from Armie Hammer about his sex life, the Social Network star is departing the Jennifer Lopez Lionsgate action comedy Shotgun Wedding. The part, we hear, will be recast.

Said a production spokesperson, “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”

The messages, which according to Page Six, were leaked by anonymous social media account under the name of the House of Effie, were direct messages reportedly from Hammer detailing disturbing sexual fantasies.

Shotgun Wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (who Hammer was set to play), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage.

Hammer’s upcoming feature projects include The Billion Dollar Spy, as well as a planned sequel to the 2017 Oscar winning movie Call Me By Your Name. Hammer received a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination for that movie.

Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore is directing Shotgun Wedding from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.

Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, who produced Lionsgate’s hit film Wonder, are also producing with Nuyorican Productions’ Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Alex Young is overseeing the production and executive producing for Mandeville Films, and Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican Productions. Ryan Reynolds is also executive producing along with George Dewey. James Myers and Scott O’Brien are overseeing the production for Lionsgate. At one point in time in 2019, Reynolds was attached to star in Shotgun Wedding. 

Similar news
  • Armie Hammer calls message controversy ‘b*******’ as he quits Jennifer Lopez film
  • Armie Hammer drops out of Jennifer Lopez film amid social media allegations
  • Armie Hammer: Actor pulls out of film over 'vicious' online abuse
  • Armie Hammer drops out of Jennifer Lopez film amid social media controversy
  • Armie Hammer pulls out of film after social media controversy
  • Armie Hammer says 'the vicious and spurious online attacks against me' are 'b*******'
  • Heather Mills, 53, to wed toyboy lover Mike, 36, 13 years after bitter divorce from Paul McCartney
  • Shocking videos show an 'out of it' Armie Hammer licking white crystals off friend's hand
  • Dancing On Ice accident: Graham Bell’s partner Yebin Mok suffers stab wound from skate blade that ‘exposed her
  • Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid in fiery clash over Cosmopolitan’s ‘shameful’ body-positive cover
  • Madonna has visited five countries in just three weeks despite strict Covid travel bans
  • Peter Andre says he’s still struggling with coronavirus battle and he just wants to sleep ‘all the time’
  • Harry Styles’ flirty texts with Olivia Wilde ‘sparked end of actress’ nine-year relationship’
  • Armie Hammer becomes trending topic after graphic Instagram DMs he's accused of sending are leaked
  • Are Armie Hammer’s leaked DMs fake? Actor's alleged ‘cannibal sex fantasy’ shocks Internet: 'This can't be re
  • Star Armie Hammer Leaked DMs Admitting Being A Cannibal Are Fake
  • Actor Armie Hammer and wife separate after 10 years of marriage
  • Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers announce split after 10 years of marriage
  • Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Announce Their Split After 10 Years of Marriage