Armie Hammer Has Pulled Out Of A Movie With Jennifer Lopez Amid A Social Media Scandal

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images


Armie Hammer has pulled out of an upcoming film with Jennifer Lopez after alleged leaked messages purported to be from the actor surfaced online.

Over the weekend, several accounts uploaded disturbing and explicit sexual private messages - some of which are particularly concerning - which they claim were sent by Hammer towards several women. The authenticity of the messages has not been confirmed and the actor himself has referred to them as 'bullsh*t'.

Hammer has now spoken out on the messages, sharing a statement with several outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, in which he simultaneously announces that he is exiting the upcoming Lionsgate film Shotgun Wedding in which he was due to star as Lopez's fiancé. It is now believed that this role will be recast.

'I’m not responding to these bullsh*t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,' Hammer said in the statement.

'Lionsgate is supporting me in this, and I’m grateful to them for that.'

A spokesperson for the production company also confirmed Hammer was leaving the project, stating: 'Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.'

Hammer is best known for his roles in Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network, On The Basis Of Sex and most recently Netflix's adaptation of Rebecca starring Lily James and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

In September, Hammer confirmed he was separating from his wife of ten years, Elizabeth Chambers, who he shares two children with.

In a joint statement shared to Instagram, the couple said: 'It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority.'

ELLE UK has reached out to Hammer for comment.

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