Armie Hammer Joins Art Drama Final Portrait

Stanley Tucci's new directing job


by James White |
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Armie Hammer has largely been seen in bigger dramas or action adventures such as **J. Edgar **or The Lone Ranger, so it’s nice to see him taking a crack at other things too. He’s signed on for a role in Stanley Tucci’s The Final Portrait opposite Geoffrey Rush.

Tucci is once more on writing and directing duty for the film, which will chronicle the friendship between American art critic James Lord (Hammer) who agrees to sit for a portrait by his friend, noted Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Rush). Unfortunately, though the two knew each other socially, Lord wasn’t quite prepared for the demanding nature of the artist at work and the experience tests their relationship to the limit.

The script has been adapted from Lord’s writing on the experience, A Giacometti Portrait. Tucci’s producers are still rounding up the funding, and he should be shooting this year.

Hammer is appearing in the Entourage movie (out 19 June) and will next be back in action for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which spies hard on August 14. He’s also part of the cast for Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, which is gearing up to shoot soon.

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