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Death on the Nile starring Armie Hammer is pushed to February 2022 amid his cannibalism controversy

Disney’s Death on the Nile starring Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot is pushed back to February 2022 amid his cannibalism controversy

  • The film had originally been scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • In addition to the global coronavirus disaster, the movie’s main character was now at the forefront of issues back at home 
  • Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright and Kenneth Branagh co-star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery which serves as the sequel to 2017’s hit Murder on the Orient Express 
  • The movie was initially set to be release on Dec. 20, 2019 through 20th Century Studios, and then received an Oct. 9, 2020 release date, only to be moved once again to Oct. 23, then to Dec. 18. 

Disney’s detective thriller Death on the Nile starring Armie Hammer was pushed back to a February 2022 release date, according to Variety

The film had originally been scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformances by other feature films at the box office.

In addition to the global coronavirus disaster, the movie’s main character was now at the forefront of issues back at home as cannibalism claims came to light late last year for Armie Hammer.

Moving back: Disney’s detective thriller Death on the Nile starring Armie Hammer was pushed back to a February 2022 release date, according to Variety

Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright and Kenneth Branagh co-star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery which serves as the sequel to 2017’s hit Murder on the Orient Express.

Set on a glamorous river cruise down the Nile, Detective Poirot’s luxurious holiday becomes a murder investigation when someone on the boat turns up dead. 

The movie was initially set to be release on Dec. 20, 2019 through 20th Century Studios, and then received an Oct. 9, 2020 release date, only to be moved once again to Oct. 23, then to Dec. 18. 

Oh no: The film had originally been scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformances by other feature films at the box office

Oh no: The film had originally been scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but was pushed back multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underperformances by other feature films at the box office

Glitzy: Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright and Kenneth Branagh co-star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery which serves as the sequel to 2017's hit Murder on the Orient Express

Glitzy: Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright and Kenneth Branagh co-star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery which serves as the sequel to 2017’s hit Murder on the Orient Express

Death on the Nile was then completely removed from the theatrical release schedule in November 2020 — along with Free Guy — until the following month when it was given a Sept. 17, 2021 release date. 

Leaked texts and graphic descriptions about BDSM, cannibalism and excessive drug use gave way to Armie being dropped from the Jennifer Lopez film Shotgun Wedding earlier this year.

It was followed by a leak of private Instagram where Hammer was seen bragging about passing a drug-test despite having DMT in his system, and also flashing an image of a lingerie-clad woman on all fours.

Here we go: Set on a glamorous river cruise down the Nile, Detective Poirot's luxurious holiday becomes a murder investigation when someone on the boat turns up dead

Here we go: Set on a glamorous river cruise down the Nile, Detective Poirot’s luxurious holiday becomes a murder investigation when someone on the boat turns up dead

Whoops: The movie was initially set to be release on Dec. 20, 2019 through 20th Century Studios, and then received an Oct. 9, 2020 release date, only to be moved once again to Oct. 23, then to Dec. 18

Whoops: The movie was initially set to be release on Dec. 20, 2019 through 20th Century Studios, and then received an Oct. 9, 2020 release date, only to be moved once again to Oct. 23, then to Dec. 18

Armie addressed the allegations on Jan. 14, sharing: ‘I’m not responding to these b*****t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.

Los Angeles police said Thursday they had opened an investigation into rape allegations made against Hammer after a former partner filed a complaint.

The alleged victim said Hammer ‘violently raped’ her for ‘over four hours’ in 2017 and was also ‘mentally, emotionally and sexually’ abused throughout their four-year on-off relationship.

She added that the 34-year-old actor, whom she had met over Facebook the year before, also ‘repeatedly slammed’ her head against the wall and beat her feet with a riding crop to the point where she was unable to walk.

Moving around: Death on the Nile was then completely removed from the theatrical release schedule in November 2020 — along with Free Guy — until the following month when it was given a Sept. 17, 2021 release date

Moving around: Death on the Nile was then completely removed from the theatrical release schedule in November 2020 — along with Free Guy — until the following month when it was given a Sept. 17, 2021 release date

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