The great thing about romantic comedies is that they give you hope of finding someone you can spend the rest of your life with. The lead characters can even be role models to the many young girls hoping to find the man of their dreams. Pretty much everyone that loves romantic comedies would have been looking forward to “Shotgun wedding” starring Jennifer Lopez but then came the unexpected. The man who was set to star opposite her is definitely not the type of man anyone would have as a role model, that man being Armie Hammer.
Thankfully he is stepping away in the wake of a brewing scandal about his intimite relationships. Although he is of course denying those accusations, here is what happened.
Hammer was due to start filming “Shotgun Wedding” in the Dominican Republic at the end of February 2021. But on Wednesday, a production spokesperson for the Lionsgate project said, “given the imminent start date,” the 34-year-old “has requested” to be recast.
“We support him in his decision,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Erm, ok…sure he “requested it”, more lik’e he was told to step away. His social media has recently been flooded with screenshots of the actor who allegedly sent numerous women messages over the past few years, discussing disturbing encounters. The messages also included shocking references to blood play, violence, and, yes, cannibalism.As if cheating on his now estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers with whom he has two children isn't bad enough.
Daily Mail reported that his ex girlfriend Courtney Viewskavich claims that he wanted to break and eat her ribs. She said Hammer quickly manipulated her into playing along with his twisted fetishes, and that he would often fantasize about cannibalism.
In a leaked video from his private Instagram account Hammer is seen to be showing off his room at the Ritz-Carlton in the Grand Cayman, panning the camera around the room's closet, bathroom and balcony.
In the midst of the 40-second clip, the camera briefly pans to his bed, where a woman is waiting for him with red bruises appearing on her skin. Hammer ignores the woman as he gives the tour of the room, only remarking: 'Yeah, the bed looks pretty comfy, that looks pretty good.'
In a statement, Hammer shot down the “bull— claims,” saying he would not respond to them.
"[I]n 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,” the actor said.
“Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
In October, Lionsgate sent out a press release touting the Hammer and Lopez film, which is about a couple whose destination wedding takes a dramatic turn when the guests are taken hostage.
“Jennifer and Armie’s irresistible magnetism, separately and together, make them the perfect pairing for this action comedy,” Erin Westerman, president of production for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, said at the time.
“They are both incredibly funny actors that can also deliver on the action, but what sets this movie apart is the way their infectious chemistry commands the screen. You can’t take your eyes off them.”
Clearly he fooled many including Bella Thorne who on Thursday defended the actor writing;
“I honestly can’t believe this… people are crazy to fake this kinda s**t this poor guy and his kids like leave him and his family alone. No way he’s a freaking CANNIBAL…..”
Erm, perhaps Bella needs to pay more attention to the news. We won’t include all of the messages but they are pretty disturbing. Not only is he a cannibal he is pretty aggressive too.