Armie Hammer is thinking of recording a version of the Rascals’ “Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore.”
Seriously, potential cannibal Hammer, who’s lost all his movie and TV jobs, is now out of the Tracy Letts’ “The Minutes,” directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The Broadway play shut down in previews a year ago and never opened. The word is they will try and start it up again this fall or the spring of 2022, But not with Hammer.
Hammer said in a statement: “I have loved every single second of working on The Minutes with the family I made from Steppenwolf. But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production.”
The producers replied: “Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him onstage and offstage on The Minutes. We wish only the best for him and respect his decision.”
The great Blair Brown and Austin Pendleton, and Tony winner Jessie Mueller were also set to be in the cast, and I hope they return. But “The Minutes” probably pays scale for Broadway, which Armie can’t afford anymore. He’s lost all his work and needs movie of some kind when he finally sorts out of his various scandals.