Armie Hammer resigns from Paramount + Limited Series The Offer
Just two weeks after dropping out of Jennifer Lopez’s starring rom-com due to his ongoing social media controversy over sexually scandalous ones, allegedly by the Golden Globe nominee, Armie Hammer is now stepping down from the lead role in Paramount + ‘s Making- of- backThe Godfather limited series The offeraccording to variety.
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The series, written and executive produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Michael Tolkin (Escape Dannemora the player) is based on the never-before-revealed experiences of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy in filming the 1972 crime epic The Godfatherdirected by Francis Ford Coppola and adapted by him and source material author Mario Puzo. Hammer was to appear on the series as the 90-year-old producer, whose other credits include The longest yard for which he also developed the story, The cannonball barrel and Million dollar babyA new main star is now being searched for.
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The limited series with 10 episodes is produced by Tolkin together with Ruddy, Nikki Toscano (Hunter, Bates Motel) and Leslie Greif (Walker Texas Ranger, Hatfields and McCoys) and produced by Paramount TV Studios.
The offer was one of several projects Hammer signed after the Golden Globe nominee joined both spy thrillers in October The billion dollar spy, in which he and Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts 3) and Lionsgate’s romantic action comedy Must seein which he would play alongside Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers, marry me) but after the social media controversy, he stepped down from the latter with his status in the former currently unknown.
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The biographical drama also marks the latest series currently in the works in the upcoming Paramount +, with other projects including Kamp Koral: SpongeBobs Under Years, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Star Trek: Weird New Worlds, Bold: Rise Of The Pink Ladies, MTVs Behind The Music – The Top 40, The Game, Twenty-Four Seven, You’re Killing Me , Flashdance and The real criminal minds.
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