Armie Hammer has exited the Jennifer Lopez rom-com Shotgun Wedding directly before the start of filming in the Dominican Republic. This is after some online controversy surfaced at the weekend.

The Man from Uncle and Call Me By Your Name actor started trending on social media as some Instagram messages were leaked that purported to be written by Hammer.

The messages had disturbing content that seemed to point towards sexual fantasies involving violence, cannibalism and blood drinking. These messages have not been verified at the time of writing.

Hammer has come out fighting and said he is:

“…not responding to these bulls–t claims…”

He referred to the issues as

“…vicious and spurious online attacks against me…”

However his agent has said that due to this he cannot, in good conscience leave his family for several months for a movie shoot and a representative for the production confirms that Hammer himself requested to be released from the shoot.