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Armie Hammer to make Broadway debut in Straight White Men

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Armie Hammer to make Broadway debut in Straight White Men
Armie Hammer on The Today Show | Photo: Today Show

Armie Hammer, star of Call Me By Your Name, is to make his Broadway debut in Straight White Men.

The play focuses on a father and his three sons, who undergo a collective identity crisis when reunited at Christmas. Emmy winner Tom Skerritt will play the father.

Straight White Men, which was written in 2014 by Young Jean Lee and will be directed by Anna D Shapiro, opens on 23 July. It will be produced by Second Stage Theater.

Armie is currently generating Oscar buzz for his role in Call Me By Your Name, which focuses on a gay relationship between a teenager and a man in his mid-20s.

‘We weren’t trying to make some salacious, predatory movie’

The star has hit back at critics of the age-gap romance in interviews.

‘We weren’t trying to make some salacious, predatory movie,’ he recently told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘The age of consent in Italy is 14. So, to get technical, it’s not illegal there. Whether I agree with that or not, that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah, you know?’

The star, who has also appeared in movies such as Mirror, Mirror and The Social Network, furthermore continued: ‘Would it make me uncomfortable if I had a 17-year-old child dating someone in their mid-20s? Probably.’


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