Will Arnett replaces Armie Hammer in Taika Watiti's Next Goal Wins
This comes in the wake of the sexual assault charges that multiple women have levied against Hammer
Actor Will Arnett will replace Armie Hammer in filmmaker Taika Waititi's upcoming film, Next Goal Wins. This comes in the wake of the sexual assault charges that multiple women have levied against Hammer.
Hammer has denied the claims, stating that the sexual relationships were consensual, however, the Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation. Meanwhile, Hammer was also fired from several films and series, including Shotgun Wedding and the behind-the-scenes action on The Godfather. Hammer will appear next in Death on the Nile, which opens in February.
Next Goal Wins is based on a 2014 British documentary of the same name, which focuses on the national soccer team of American Samoa. Waititi’s film will follow Dutch coach Thomas Rongen (Fassbender) as he attempts to turn the underdog team’s fortunes around in time to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.
Waititi wrote the film’s screenplay with British writer Iain Morris.
Arnett, best known for his work on Arrested Development, will portray an executive at the Football Federation American Samoa. The actor had recently reshot Hammer's scenes.
Next Goal Wins also stars Elizabeth Moss, Oscar Kightley, David Fane, Beulah Koale, Lehi Falepapalangi, Semu Filipo, Uli Latukefu and Angus Sampson.