UPDATE, 3:57 p.m .: Armie Hammer has responded to the salacious news circulating about him and his recent departure from the Lionsgate movie Jennifer Lopez Hunting rifle wedding.
In a statement sent to Deadline, the star of Social network and Nocturnal animals says, “I don’t respond to this bullshit, 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 movie in the Dominican Republic.” Lionsgate supports me in this area and I am grateful to them. “
PREVIOUS, 3:05 p.m .: Following the leak of alleged messages from Armie Hammer about his sex life, the Social network star leaves action comedy Jennifer Lopez Lionsgate Hunting rifle wedding. The part, we hear, will be recast.
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A production spokesperson said, “Given the looming start date for Shotgun wedding, Armie has asked to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.
The posts, which Page Six said were leaked by an anonymous social media account as House of Effie, were direct messages from Hammer detailing unsettling sexual fantasies.
Shotgun wedding follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (whom Hammer was about to play), who reunite their adorable but very stubborn families for the ultimate destination wedding as the couple start to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t a sufficient threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s life is in danger when the whole party is held hostage.
Hammer’s upcoming feature projects include The billion dollar spy, plus a planned sequel to the Oscar-winning 2017 film Call me by your name. Hammer received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for this film.
PerfectJason Moore performs Shotgun wedding from a screenplay by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether.
Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who produced the hit Lionsgate film Wonder, also produce with Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina of Nuyorican Productions. Alex Young oversees production and executive production for Mandeville Films and Courtney Baxter for Nuyorican Productions. Ryan Reynolds is also an executive producer with George Dewey. James Myers and Scott O’Brien oversee production for Lionsgate. At one point in 2019, Reynolds was committed to staring in Hunting rifle wedding.