Josh Duhamel has signed the Jennifer Lopez Movie Shotgun Wedding as Armie Hammer stepped down from the movie after the social media scandal.
Earlier it was heard that the 48-year-old Las Vegas actor Josh Duhamel is going to replace Armir Hammer in the upcoming film Shotgun Wedding. Though it is not officially confirmed yet neither from the studio nor from the star representative. But it is heard that the most awaited film of this year is going to finalize its star cast with Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Lopez.
The Armie Hammer saga is still running. The recent scandal about his sexual fantasies is continuing into the entertainment world. In this situation, Hammer stepped down from the role last week. Though Armie is “not responding to these bulls–t claims,” he decided to leave the project due to the public backlash.
The “Rebecca” actor said, “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. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”
A spokesperson from Shotgun Wedding production said, “Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.”
Earlier this month, several graphic direct and an Instagram video were leaked on social media. Hammer released an audio statement where he apologized to an unnamed woman for calling her “Miss Cayman” in that leaked video.
He said, “I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman. I am genuinely sorry for any confusion my foolish attempt at humor may have caused.”
The Call Me By Your Name star explained, “My deep sympathies to Miss Cayman, who I don’t know, and to the entire organization as I had no intentions of implying she was actually Miss Cayman.”