By now, you’ll have seen those texts allegedly from Armie Hammer to a former partner, in which he declared he’s “100 per cent a cannibal”. Though the actor has dismissed the “bullshit claims”, it seems they’ve inspired his former collaborators Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet, who’ve decided to reunite for a horror film about – you guessed it – cannibalism.
According to Deadline, the Call Me By Your Name director and star are in talks to create Bones & All, a film adaptation of Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel of the same name. The book tells the story of 16-year-old Maren, who’s unable to control her cannibalistic urges of wanting to eat anyone who lusts for her too much. The novel follows Maren as she searches for her father, who she hopes will enlighten her about why she is the way she is.
Lost in Space star Taylor Russell is also said to be involved with the film, while David Kajganich – who collaborated with Guadagnino on A Bigger Splash (2015) and Suspiria (2018) – has written the script.
There doesn’t seem to be any connection with the recent Hammer accusations, which surfaced earlier this month. A woman claiming to be a former partner of the actor shared screenshots of alleged texts on Instagram, which showed ‘sexts’ from Hammer expressing his desire to break her bones, rape her, and “cut a piece of your skin off and make you cook it for me”.
Armie Hammer’s estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, just commented, “No. Words.” on an Instagram post about Timothée Chalamet and Luca Guadagnino reuniting for a cannibal movie. pic.twitter.com/36fYmkP0wc
After the texts were published, Hammer’s ex-girlfriend Courntey Vucekovich did an interview with Page Six, in which she revealed that the actor said he wanted to “break my rib and barbecue and eat it”. Though Vucekovich couldn’t confirm the legitimacy of the texts, she claimed that Hammer “likes the idea of skin in his teeth”. She also accused the actor of being “obsessive” and putting her in “some dangerous situations”, and claims to have suffered from PTSD and trauma following their relationship.
Hammer has refused to respond “to these bullshit claims”, but “in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks” against him, has dropped out of the forthcoming rom-com film, Shotgun Wedding. He said in a statement: “I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.”
There’s no further news on Guadagnino’s film adaptation of Bones & All yet, but it seems Hammer’s ex-wife Elizabeth Chambers isn’t excited about its prospect, commenting on an Instagram post announcing the film: “No. Words.”