Hollywood star Armie Hammer has exited Lionsgate’s upcoming film Shotgun Wedding after messages allegedly despatched by the actor have been leaked on-line.
The Call Me By Your Name star was set to function reverse singer-actor Jennifer Lopez within the film which was anticipated to start out manufacturing later this yr.
Hammer discovered himself in a controversy on social media after the circulation of disturbing textual content messages attributed to him. The messages haven’t but been verified.
In an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hammer decried the “vicious and spurious on-line assaults” in opposition to him as the explanation for his exit from the film.
“I’m not responding to those b******t claims however in mild of the vicious and spurious on-line assaults in opposition to me, I can’t in good conscience now depart my youngsters for 4 months to shoot a movie within the Dominican Republic,” the actor mentioned.
Hammer asserted that he has the complete help of Lionsgate for his determination.
A studio consultant additionally confirmed that Hammer has left the challenge, saying, “Given the approaching begin date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the movie, and we help him in his determination.”
Shotgun Wedding hails from director Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. The script for the action-comedy has been penned by New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and Mark Hammer.
The story is a couple of couple as they collect their households for a vacation spot wedding ceremony that sees your entire social gathering taken hostage.