The news today comes after Hammer exited roles in a pair of projects. He was set to co-star opposite Jennifer Lopez in Lionsgate’s film Shotgun Wedding, but the studio said he asked to step aside amid the controversy, in which direct messages reportedly from Hammer and detailing disturbing sexual fantasies were leaked by anonymous social media account.
In a statement sent to Deadline, at the time, the star of The Social Network and Nocturnal Animals said, “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in 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. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
Josh Duhamel eventually was cast to replace Hammer in the action comedy.
Hammer also had been set to play Al Ruddy in the The Offer, the Paramount+ limited series about the making of the classic 1972 feature The Godfather. He exited that role January 28. The same day, it was learned he quietly left the star-studded cast of Gaslit, the Sam Esmail-produced Watergate series for UCP, which he left to do The Offer.
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