For weeks, as we know, Armie Hammer is in the blizzard: after the rape allegations, the Call Me By Your Name actor was fired from Billion Dollar Spy and other projects, and his popularity is plummeting. His aunt Casey Hammer also thinks about blowing the fire, promising to reveal the family secrets in a new docuseries.
As Deadline exclusively reports, Casey Hammer, nephew of Armand Hammer and aunt of actor Armie, has signed a deal with Talos Film to develop a limited series on the rise and fall of the controversial Hammer family.
After the latest accusations, Armie Hammer’s messages become a work of art thanks to the New York artist Julia Morrison, but the scandal involving the actor is not the only one skeleton in the closet of the family. Dr. Julius Hammer, Armie’s great-great-grandfather, was indeed convicted of manslaughter after the death of the wife of a Russian diplomat who had aborted, and Julian, son of Armand Hammer (a wealthy industrialist, also a friend of Prince Charles), killed a man in his Los Angeles home due to a gambling debt.
In Surviving My Birthright, self-published book in 2015, Casey Hammer also claims to have suffered abuse as a child by Julian himself.
“The history of the Hammer family is like Succession made of steroids. A dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege “ said Talos Films co-founders Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs. “Thanks to Casey Hammer, this miniseries will offer audiences a gripping journey into a family in which reputation is everything and where things are never as they appear. “