Los Angeles: Hollywood star Armie Hammer has exited Lionsgate’s approaching film ‘Shotgun Wedding’ soon after messages allegedly sent by the actor had been leaked on line.
The ‘Call Me By Your Name’ star was set to attribute opposite singer-actor Jennifer Lopez in the film which was anticipated to start out manufacturing later on this 12 months.
Hammer located himself in a controversy on social media soon after the circulation of disturbing text messages attributed to him. The messages have not nevertheless been verified.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hammer decried the “vicious and spurious on line attacks” towards him as the cause for his exit from the film.
“I am not responding to these b******t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious on line attacks towards me, I are unable to in very good conscience now depart my little ones for 4 months to shoot a movie in the Dominican Republic,” the actor explained.
Hammer asserted that he has the total assistance of Lionsgate for his choice.
A studio representative also confirmed that Hammer has left the venture, saying, “Offered the imminent start out date of ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Armie has requested to stage away from the movie, and we assistance him in his choice.”
‘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 about a couple as they collect their households for a location wedding ceremony that sees the whole get together taken hostage.