You’ll never know who the star of this movie is from his trailer.
Disney and the 20th Century released a new trailer Tuesday for Kenneth Branagh’s thriller Death on the Nile.
The film is moving forward despite disturbing allegations against its star, 35-year-old Armie Hammer.
Hammer’s face is rarely seen in the trailer alongside co-star Gal Gadot, 36. It also includes just one line from the beleaguered actor, who was accused earlier this year of “violently” raping a woman named Evie. He also allegedly sent graphic sexual messages to several women. The actor denied the allegations, but has seen his career deteriorate in the months since.
Film gymnastics in the bomb trailer did not go unnoticed by eagle-eyed viewers, who immediately noted the many ways Hammer hides his presence.
The Post has reached out to Disney about Hammer’s presence – or lack thereof – in the trailer.
Los Angeles police launched an investigation into the allegations and the “Call Me By Your Name” actor checked himself into a rehab center in June. He left the facility on December 11 and returned to the Cayman Islands.
After the allegations surfaced, the “Social Network” star was dropped by his agent WME and expelled from Jennifer Lopez’s “Shotgun Wedding” project and the “Godfather” series, “The Offer”.
The much-delayed follow-up to Irish director’s film “Murder on the Orient Express” has been delayed several times due to the pandemic and will be officially released on February 11, 2022.
The adaptation of Agatha Christie’s mystery novel follows Belgian detective Hercules Poirot as he sails to Egypt on an enchanting river steamer. The journey turns deadly when he must hunt down a killer among a sea of eclectic characters and their secrets.
Disney also considered other options to replace Hammer in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. One method was to reshoot with a new star, similar to the way Ridley Scott re-filmed 2017’s All the Money in the World following the accusations against Kevin Spacey. He replaced the late Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, who shot his scenes in just eight days.
However, this option has not been possible due to the pandemic and the large cast, sources told the Hollywood Reporter. Disney also had the option to use digital technology to modify or fix the tap. Unfortunately, however, the sheer size of the cast and the amount of complex stories that were woven through the film led to this option not being used.
The situation surrounding Hammer and his upcoming movie and allegations are similar to that of West Side Story and star Ansel Elgort.
The 27-year-old actor was accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl last June. While he has since denied the allegations, his role as Tony in the 1957 Classical remake was preserved and he continued to participate in the press for the film.