Los Angeles: Hollywood star Army Hammer has opted out of Lionsgate’s upcoming film ‘Shotgun Wedding’ following messages allegedly sent online by the actor.
The ‘Call Me By Your Name’ star was introduced to singer-actor Jennifer Lopez in the film, which was expected to debut later this year.
The hammer A controversy on social media found that he was held accountable after harassing text messages. The messages have not yet been verified.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hammer downplayed the “vicious and serious online attacks” against him as the reason for the film’s exit.
“I’m not going to respond to these b ****** t claims, but in light of the vicious and spontaneous online attacks against me, I can’t live in good conscience, now that my kids in the Dominican Republic did a movie Leave for four months to shoot, ”the actor said.
Hammer said he had full support of Lionsgate for his decision.
A studio representative also confirmed that Hammer had left the project, “Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Armi requested to be turned away from the film, and we support her in her decision Huh.”
‘shotgun wedding‘Jai Ho’ from director Jason Moore of director Pitch Perfect. The screenplay of the action-comedy is written by Liz Merriweather and Mark Hammer, producers of ‘New Girl’.
The story is about a couple as they gather their families for a destination wedding that takes the entire party hostage.