EXCLUSIVE: Armie Hammer quietly left the star-studded cast of Gas-lit, the Sam Esmail-produced Watergate series for UCP, also starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Joel Edgerton. According to sources, Hammer left the project a few weeks ago before the current controversy over allegedly disturbing private social media messages attributed to the actor led to his sudden exit from the Lionsgate film Jennifer Lopez Must see, announced earlier today. Hammer denied the allegations today, calling them “Bullsh * t Claims”.
I hear Hammer go Gas-lit, to which he was tied in February prior to the pandemic due to a planning conflict with another series, The offer. His role in Gas-lit will be recast.
Dateway reported on December 1st that Hammer had signed up to be a star The Godfather Producer Al Ruddy in the limited series of events The offer, a branded title on the first original content list for Paramount +, Viacom’s expanded CBS streaming service that will succeed CBS All Access this year. The offer is based on Oscar winner Ruddy’s never-before-seen experience with the legendary 1972 Francis Coppola film. The series’s producer, Paramount TV Studios, has not responded to inquiries as to whether Hammer is still running the project.
Gas-lit is a modern day take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal, from Nixon’s awkward, opportunistic subordinates, to the zany zealots who support and encourage their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who eventually run the whole lazy business crash.
Hammer was to play John Dean, the young White House attorney who was torn between his ambition and his struggle to find out whether he could lie to protect the president.