The debut trailer for House of Hammer makes extensive use of allegations of abuse, a troubled family past, and other topics.
Since several women came forward in 2021 to speak out against the Call Me By Your Name actor, claiming that he was abusive and manipulative in his sexual relationships with them—with more obscene material, including alleged cannibalism fantasies, also factoring in to his sudden disappearance from the public eye—things have been very quiet in the Armie Hammer portions of the news sphere. Projects ceased, roles were recast, his agency fired him, and Hammer—who vehemently denied the accusations, which were corroborated by texts from the alleged victims—basically disappeared. (Give or take rumors that he recently sold timeshares in the Cayman Islands, which Variety reportedly was able to confirm as accurate.)
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He’s back now, though probably not in a way that would make Hammer himself happy. A trailer for House Of Hammer, a new documentary special on Hammer and his family, was made available by Discovery+ today. In it, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison—two of the women who have accused Hammer of abusing them—discuss his treatment of them in gruesome detail. Readings from texts, descriptions of fantasies, and discussions of manipulative behavior patterns occur. It’s very abrasive stuff.
But the special’s creators, Talos Film, promise to explore the history of the incredibly powerful Hammer family as a whole, going all the way back to Hammer’s great-grandfather, Armand Hammer. He was a hugely significant figure in the 20th century. In order to achieve this, Casey Hammer, Armie Hammer’s aunt, has been enlisted to speak to the camera about “the dark, twisted secrets of the Hammer family,” which the trailer suggests may include those of her grandfather, father, brother, and nephew.