Armie Hammer Dropped by Talent Agency and Publicist
The actor is embroiled in controversy regarding sexually explicit messages as well as allegations of abuse.
UPDATE (February 8, 2021): Prestigious talent agency WME is no longer representing Armie Hammer, according to intel first revealed by Hollywood Reporter. The actor’s personal publicist has also stepped down.
The news arrives as Hammer continues to dodge allegations of abuse, and follows the publication of sexually explicit DMs he sent to several women that recount fantasies involving cannibalism and domination. In the wake of the controversy, Hammer walked away from upcoming film Shotgun Wedding and just last week, exited The Offer, a series about the making of The Godfather.
Hammer has not yet commented on WME’s decision to drop him.
ORIGINAL STORY (January 15, 2021): Armie Hammer’s lead role in upcoming film Shotgun Wedding will be recast, according to a report by Variety. Hammer, who is facing a firestorm of controversy regarding sexually explicit DMs he sent to a string of women, was set to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the rom-com. There’s no word yet on who will replace him.
Earlier this week, Instagram account @houseofeffie posted screenshots of numerous messages she and Hammer allegedly exchanged in which the actor expresses sexual fantasies involving cannibalism and domination. According to the account, numerous women reached out with similar experiences with Hammer — many of which verge into abuse — dating from 2016 to 2020. Yesterday, Page Six published an interview with ex-girlfriend Courtney Vucekovich in which she attests to the actor’s cannibalism-tinged fantasies and describes the emotional abuse she suffered while they were dating.
“Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision,” a Shotgun Wedding production representative confirmed. Hammer, who called the allegations against him “bullshit claims,” said he is leaving the movie to support his family. The actor, who divorced ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers in July 2020, added: “I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”
- Hollywood Reporter