Armie Hammer intends to make his Broadway debut in June 2018 where he will take the stage during the Second Stage Theater’s production of the play, “Straight White Men.” Hammer will co-star alongside Tom Skerritt from Top Gun fame in a play which critics have described as a “hilariously ruthless” portrayal of the traditional American family.
The production company hasn’t announced who will co-star alongside Hammer. However, the casting of the other characters is anticipated due to the popularity of the play during its run in the Public House Theater in 2014.
Hammer has made a name for himself in acting recently with movies like, Call Me By Your Name, which has been described by the LA Film Critics Association as the Best Picture of 2017.
His role in “Straight White Men” could be a strategic PR move considering BuzzFeed wrote an op-ed about the actor where they insinuated that the only reason he succeeded was that of his status as a white guy.
They criticized the actor “for the privilege that afforded him a path to stardom.” In response to the article, Armie wrote BuzzFeed’s “chronology” was “spot on” but their perspective is “bitter AF.”
Following a keyboard warrior backlash – for whatever reason – Armie deleted his Twitter account, like many celebrities who are hounded by random social media users.
After he tweeted back at the news organization, Hammer wrote he doesn’t have “impulse control” so if a person says something mean or “stupid” to him on social media, he responds in turn. Either way, his decision to take on a role which pokes fun at the alleged privilege of white people will, for sure, make him seem like the type of actor who can poke fun at himself.