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Armie Hammer Being Recast in Starz's Watergate Series, Joel Edgerton Also Exits

Armie Hammer Being Recast in Starz's Watergate Series, Joel Edgerton Also Exits

Julia Roberts and Sean Penn‘s new Watergate drama Gaslit will debut on Starz after a series of casting changes, including Armie Hammer‘s departure from the project.

Armie exited the project in January of 2021, but now it is being reported that his role will definitely be recast, Variety reports.

The network has greenlit the series, which is based on the Slate podcast Slow Burn and was first unveiled in February 2020.

Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that will explore the untold side of the sandal, focusing on Nixon’s subordinates and the whistleblowers who eventually exposed the truth.

Joel Edgerton was initially set to star in and direct the show, but he has reportedly exited the series, per Deadline. His brother Nash Edgerton also left the project.

Armie was originally attached to play White House Counsel John Dean but left the series in January 2021 in order to join the cast of The Offer, which he would eventually exit after allegations of sexual misconduct. It has not been announced who will replace him in the role.

A revealing profile of Armie analyzed his film career and how his movie’s have performed at the box office.

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