Armie Hammer’s role in Starz’ Nixon drama Gaslit ‘set to be recast’ amid actor’s ongoing scandal ‘involving BDSM and cannibalism fantasies’
Armie Hammer’s role in the Starz’ drama Gaslit will ‘be recast,’ amid the actor’s ongoing alleged scandal over graphic social media communications that came to light.
The 34-year-old actor, according to Variety, parted ways with the project (which also features Sean Penn and Julia Roberts) months back.
The latest: Armie Hammer’s role in the Starz’ drama Gaslit will be ‘recast,’ amid the actor’s ongoing alleged scandal over graphic social media communications that came to light. The actor, 34, was snapped last year in LA
The Hollywood Reporter noted that sources said ‘scheduling conflicts’ were at the heart of Hammer’s exit from the production, while acknowledging other professional setbacks Hammer had had amid allegations he detailed fantasies – including cannibalism – that were eventually posted online.
The Call Me By Your Name actor was also let go by his agency, WME, and departed slated roles in a movie titled Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez; and The Offer, a series detailing the making of The Godfather for Paramount Plus.
A number of women have publicly spoken about their communications with Hammer, most notably model Paige Lorenze, who said Hammer took aspects of their consensual BDSM relationship to an alleged abusive, uncomfortable place.
Hammer’s lawyer denied Lorenze’s accusations to Page Six January 22, calling them patently untrue.
Details: The On the Basis of Sex actor had been slated to portray White House Counsel John Dean in the TV series
Fallout: The Call Me By Your Name actor was also let go by his agency, WME, and departed slated roles in a movie titled Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez; and The Offer, a series detailing the making of The Godfather for Paramount Plus
‘Any interactions with this person, or any partner of his, were completely consensual in that they were fully discussed, agreed upon, and mutually participatory,’ the attorney said. ‘The stories being perpetuated in the media are a misguided attempt to present a one-sided narrative with the goal of tarnishing Mr. Hammer’s reputation, and communications from the individuals involved prove that.’
Hammer and estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, 38, split this past July after 10 years of marriage; they are parents to two children, daughter Harper, six, and son Ford, four.
Taking to Instagram earlier this month, Chambers said she was ‘shocked, heartbroken, and devastated’ at reports of Hammer’s conduct.
‘For weeks, I’ve been trying to process everything that has transpired,’ she said. ‘Heartbreak aside, I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know.
Chambers added that she ‘not be commenting further on this matter,’ as her ‘sole focus and attention will continue to be on our children, on [her] work and on healing during this incredibly difficult time.’