EXCLUSIVE: Armie Hammer has quietly left the star-studded cast of Gaslit, the Watergate series produced by Sam Esmail for UCP, which also stars Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Joel Edgerton. According to sources, Hammer quit the project several weeks ago, ahead of the ongoing controversy over the allegedly disturbing private social media posts attributed to the actor, which led to his abrupt exit from the Lionsgate movie Jennifer Lopez. Wedding shotgun, announced earlier today. Hammer today denied the allegations, calling them “bullshit”.
I hear Hammer on the left Gaslit, which he became attached to in February, before the pandemic, due to a scheduling conflict with another series, The offer. Its role in Gaslit is being redesigned.
Deadline reported on December 1 that Hammer had signed up to play the role of The Godfather producer Al Ruddy in the limited events series The offer, a trademark title on the first original content list of Paramount +, the large-scale ViacomCBS streaming service that will succeed CBS All Access this year. The offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Ruddy’s never-before-seen experiences directing Francis Coppola’s iconic 1972 film. The Paramount TV Studios series producer did not respond to inquiries about whether Hammer was still headlining the project.
Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal, from the opportunistic and clumsy subordinates of Nixon to deranged fanatics aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole company to pieces. rotten. .
Hammer was to play John Dean, the young White House lawyer torn between his ambition and his struggle to see if he can lie to protect the president.