Will Arnett replaces Armie Hammer in upcoming goals won
- bang showbiz
- January 3, 2022
Wil Arnett replaced Armie Hammer in ‘Next Goal Wins’ following assault allegations
Will Arnett replaced Armie Hammer in “Next Goal Wins”.
The 51-year-old actor is said to have replaced Armie in Taika Waititi’s football comedy after he was removed from the photo following allegations of sexual assault made against him by several women, whom he called “patently false “.
Hollywood Reporter Will notes that Will reprized scenes originally played by Armie 35, as an executive working at the American Samoa Football Federation.
The film is an adaptation of the 2014 documentary of the same name, directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamieson.
He follows the American Samoa soccer team in their attempts to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In a statement, director Taika Waititi said: âThe films and graphic novels of Alejandro Jodorowsky have influenced me and so many others for so long. I was amazed to have the opportunity to donate life to its iconic characters and I am grateful to Alejandro, Fabrice and everyone at Humanoids for trusting me. “
Personalities like Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss and David Fane are also featured in the film.
The “Call Me By Your Name” star has pulled out of a number of projects since the allegations surfaced, including Jennifer Lopez’s “Shotgun Wedding” and the Paramount + series “Godfather”, as well as the Broadway play “The Minutes”, while he was also dropped by his agents at WME.
In a statement, Armie’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, said: “These claims about Mr. Hammer are patently false. All interactions with this person, or with any of his partners, were completely consensual in meaning that they have been fully discussed, agreed upon and mutually participatory. “