The creators of the Gaslit series have picked up a replacement for the recently fired Armie Hammer. The place of the actor will be taken by Dan Stevens, who played the prince in the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”. According to Variety, Stevens will play a young White House adviser who is torn between his ambitions and trying to figure out whether he should lie to protect the president. The series also stars Julia Roberts and Sean Penn.
In connection with allegations of violence, Armie has already been fired from several projects besides Gaslit, such as Amma Asante’s Billion Dollar Spy, starring Mads Mikkelsen. He also dropped out of The Offer, a multi-part film about creating the famous “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola. Not long before that, Armie turned down a role in the film Shotgun Wedding, where he was supposed to star with Jennifer Lopez. And last week, it became known that the premiere of “Death on the Nile” with Hammer and Gal Gadot in the lead roles is postponed from September this year to February next.
According to Variety, they will not re-shoot Death on the Nile, but the film’s premiere had to be postponed precisely because of the scandal surrounding Hammer’s name. The filmmakers decided to take the time to think over the strategy of behaviour against the background of the investigation and charges against Hammer, the newspaper notes.