Armie Hammer’s career continues to freefall in the wake of serious allegations. He has now been dropped from Cold War thriller Billion Dollar Spy. The Amma Assante thriller will continue forward with Mads Mikkelsen and Hammer will be replaced by another actor.
Since some questionable social media posts referring to some strange sexual practices began to emerge late last year, a number of other accusations have surfaced regarding Hammer.
Hammer’s exit from the Walden Media project comes almost two weeks after it was reported that the actor was under police investigation after a woman alleged she was violently raped by him in 2017.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson had said at that time that Hammer was the main suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on February 3. Hours before the investigation, a woman called Effie accused Hammer of rape in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred. Prior to that, the 34-year-old actor found himself embroiled in a massive controversy after a series of his Instagram direct messages were leaked online by an unverified account earlier this year.
Hammer strenuously denies any and all allegations and claims all interactions with any sexual partners are completely consensual. He was also removed from the J-Lo romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding and the Godfather event series looking at the making of that movie, scheduled for Paramount+.
Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile was massively delayed by COVID-19 and features Hammer in a lead role. That has been in the can for a year so it is likely this could be the last time we see Armie Hammer on film unless there is a dramatic turn of events that completely exonerates him from all allegations.