Earlier this month, Armie – looking ever so handsome – attended an event the Hammer Museum was honoring artist Kara Walker and Dave Eggers, I’ve added one picture (the only one I could find) to the gallery. In it, Armie is pictured with his brother Viktor (far left) and his father, Micheal (center):
Big thanks to Sofia for sending in this article!
Armie’s been cast in The Social Network. He’ll be playing twins! Will keep the site updated once more info surfaces. 😀
Did director David Fincher end up finding a pair of 6-foot-5-inch identical twins to play ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in “The Social Network,” his upcoming movie about the contested origins of Facebook? It appears the answer is no.
According to blog The Playlist, which picked up on filmmaker Richard Kelly’s Twitter account, a single actor has been cast: 23-year-old Armie Hammer, best known for the role of moneyed sleazebag Gabriel on teen drama “Gossip Girl.” A thread on screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s Facebook page reveals that additional young actors cast include Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Dakota Johnson, Brenda Song, and Josh Pence–but no character names were provided.
“The Social Network,” which kicked off filming in Boston this week, is an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s unauthorized Facebook tell-all, “The Accidental Billionaires.” Founder Mark Zuckerberg will be played by actor Jesse Eisenberg, while pop star Justin Timberlake will play Valley it-boy Sean Parker.
The question remains as to whether Armie Hammer, who actually is 6-foot-5, will be playing both twins with the help of some “Parent Trap”-style camera work, or if they’ve combined Cameron and Tyler, who had a longstanding legal battle with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg after they accused him of stealing their code and business plan, into a single character.
In either case, he sounds like the perfect casting choice for the white-collar Harvard graduates, who hail from Greenwich, Conn., and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on the U.S. rowing team. According to the Internet Movie Database, Hammer “is the great-grandson of industrialist, art collector, and philanthropist Armand Hammer.”
Dude won’t even have to act!
As I’ve mentioned before, Armie had a spread in Flaunt magazine. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to locate the magazine ourselves. (though, I am working on hopefully getting it myself). Big thanks to Jessica Stroup Fan for the scans. Enjoy! 😀
Below is a transcript of the interview:
Armie Hammer – One of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch
10 to Watch – that’s fantastic. When you heard that, what did you think?
Armie Hammer – “‘What?!’ That was pretty much about it. And then sort of just knocked me a little loose for a little bit. But as soon as I found out I was nominated I couldn’t…it was just such an honor to be chosen. It was incredible considering how many talented and phenomenal actors there are out there. It’s just amazing to be there.”
And you’ve got a couple of projects coming up. 2081, what is that?
Armie Hammer: “That is a short film that we shot. It’s Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron that we adapted into a short film for now.”
And the Batman rumors… What’s happening with that Justice League movie?
Armie Hammer: “You know just as much as I know. As an actor, my job is putting film in the can and doing the best job I can. Other than that, the only thing I can do about that kind of stuff is get ulcers. So I try to stay out of it as much as possible.”
If they greenlight it again, you’d be back involved?
Armie Hammer: “Hopefully. I mean I haven’t really kept up to date with any of the producers. You know, this is a very interesting time right now. I think they’re a little hesitant. On a project like that the wheels are so big, once they stop spinning it’s sort of difficult to get them spinning again. So, we’ll see what happens and we’re knocking on wood. But if it doesn’t happen, that’s okay. We’re moving on to bigger and better things.”