Armie Hammer has taken the headlines after the leak of some private messages in which, supposedly, he confesses to a woman that he was cannibal.
After several days of silence, the actor has decided to abandon his next project, the film “Shotgun Wedding” who was going to star with Jennifer Lopez, and has released a statement condemning the “cruel online attacks” it has received.
“I will not respond to these lies, but in light of the cruel and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot leave my children for four months to shoot a movie in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate supports me in this and I am grateful to them for this, “he declared in a statement collected by Variety.
A spokesperson for the Shotgun Wedding production announced that Hammer has dropped out of the project and that another actor will be cast in his role.
“Given the imminent start date for Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to leave the film and we support him in his decision,” the spokesperson said.
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Hammer has been trending on Twitter for days after a woman shared messages she allegedly received from the actor. Under the name House of Effie on Instagram, the person who leaked the messages ensures that they contain some “disturbing sexual fantasies” of the interpreter.
“Oh my gosh. That has made me so hard and it’s confusing why. Imagine holding your heart in my hand and controlling when it beats. I’m 100% cannibalistic. I want to eat you. Fuck, it’s scary to admit. “, it reads.
In another of the writings the artist apparently tells a woman that she will be “his slave until she dies”. “What if I wanted to cut off one of your toes and put it in my pocket to always have a piece of you in my possession?” is another of the phrases that the star allegedly wrote.
At the moment it is unknown who will replace Hammer in “Shotgun Wedding”. Jennifer Lopez will star in the film, which is directed by Jason Moore from a script by Liz Meriwether and Mark Hammer.
It remains to be seen how this controversy will affect the rest of Hammer’s projects, who will soon be shooting the sequel to “Call My By Your Name.”