In early 2021, Armie Hammer’s career was effectively ended after a slew of Hammer’s former sexual partners made disturbing allegations against him, ranging from rape to cannibalistic desires. After the allegations were made public, Hammer dropped out of the numerous projects he had in the works and was also dropped by his publicist and agency.
However, despite his career being put on ice, Hammer had some movies that he already filmed — such as Death on the Nile, the sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express — putting the studios in charge of them in tricky positions.
After being delayed multiple times, Death on the Nile will be moving forward with an early 2022 release, as a new trailer for the film was dropped this week. The new trailer for the film, which features significantly fewer shots of Hammer than the first one did, comes just about two weeks after TMZ reported that Hammer is “unlikely” to face any formal charges for the allegations of rape made against him by one of his former sexual partners, who goes by the name of Effie.
And here’s the first trailer that was released in August 2020 before all of the allegations, for comparison:
In addition to Death on the Nile, Hammer also starred in Taika Waititi’s film Next Goal Wins, which we’ve heard virtually *nothing* about since it wrapped production back in January 2020.
Death on the Nile — which stars Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright — is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, February 11. And look, if Gal Gadot is in it — Armie Hammer be damned — I’m gonna see it. Those are the rules.