- Armie Hammer has stepped down from “Shotgun Wedding,” a production spokesperson confirms to Insider.
- The decision comes days after the “Call Me by Your Name” actor trended on social media for alleged NSFW direct messages.
- Representatives for Hammer did not return Insider’s inquiry as to the veracity of the alleged social media messages.
- In a statement to Variety, Hammer said he’s “not responding to these bulls— claims” and says decision to leave the film is due to the “vicious” attacks against him.
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“Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision,” a production spokesperson confirmed to Insider via email.
The role will be recast.
Representatives for Hammer did not respond to Insider’s inquiry on the veracity of those messages.
In a statement to Variety the actor said: “I’m not responding to these bulls— 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,” the actor added in the statement.
“Shotgun Wedding,” which is being directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect”), follows a wedding party taken hostage at a destination wedding.
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