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Death on the Nile: Disney slammed for casting 'cannibal' Armie Hammer and 'anti-vaxxer' Letitia Wright

Armie Hammer was slammed over rape allegations and cannibalism scandal while Letitia Wright was dragged over her anti-vax sentiments and Gal Gadot for allegedly being a 'Zionist'
UPDATED DEC 22, 2021
Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright in a shot from ‘Death on The Nile’ (YouTube@20thCenturyStudios)
Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright in a shot from ‘Death on The Nile’ (YouTube@20thCenturyStudios)

A new trailer of Disney and 20th Century Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel ‘Death on the Nile’ finally hit the Internet on Tuesday, December 21. However, the trailer of the Kenneth Branagh-directorial with the same name opened to criticism on social media after the fans spotted controversial actors Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright making a brief appearance in the clip.
‘Death on the Nile’, which apparently cost $90million to make, was earlier rumored to skip a theatrical release but will now be released on February 11, 2022. Chaos ensued on the Internet after Armie Hammer appeared in the trailer in the wake of his rape allegations and cannibalism scandal.  Letitia Wright too was dragged over her anti-vax sentiments in November. And, if this was not enough, Gal Gadot- the leading lady of the murder mystery flick, too faced the flak over her tweet about the escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza back in May.
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Armie Hammer, who is best known for his movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’, was in the news for all the wrong reasons in January this year. The 34-year-old actor got into a controversy after a series of graphic DMs allegedly were posted online that were shared between him and several women. He faces disturbing accusations of violence against women and cannibalistic sex addiction. He later checked into rehab for drug, alcohol and sex issues in June this year. The actor had also denied all the allegations against him.
Letitia Wright, who played Shuri in Marvel’s iconic superhero flick ‘Black Panther’, too found herself in the middle of a controversy after she reportedly shared anti-vax sentiments on the set of ‘Black Panther’ sequel titled 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'. The actress was also rumored to be getting dropped from the Marvel flick, however, there has been no official comment from the production house. Gal Gadot, who is one of the biggest stars in ‘Death on the Nile’, too had a difficult time back in May when she got on the wrong side of the Internet. In May, she had posted, "My heart breaks. My country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for my people. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for far too long. Israel deserves to live as a free and safe nation, our neighbors deserve the same. I pray for the victims and their families, I pray for this unimaginable hostility to end, I pray for our leaders to find a solution so we could live side by side in peace. I pray for better days." Gadot was born in Petah Tikva, Israel.
Circling back to ‘Death on the Nile’, the film also stars Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, and Jennifer Saunders in prominent roles.



‘The Cannibal and The Anti-Vaxxer in the DEATH on the Nile *DENIAL* Is an apt title’

Social media users did not waste any time to slam Disney’s trailer of ‘Death on the Nile.’ “My thoughts and prayers go out to the death on the nile advertising team for having to market a movie with armie hammer, letitia wright and gal gadot”, said one user as another posted, “I saw the trailer for Death on the Nile. That poor bastard Kenneth Branagh. Movie release delayed by Covid for over a year. During that time Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright AND Russell Brand each reach different levels of “COMPLETE ASSHOLE”. Where’s Johnny Depp when you need him?” The next one shared, “Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright. The Cannibal and The Anti-Vaxxer in the DEATH on the Nile *DENIAL* Is an apt title to what they represent.”
One user shared, “Death on The Nile is one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels. But Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright are all kinds of yikes.” One individual tweeted, “Spare a thought for whoever is managing the press for Death on the Nile with all of Armie Hammer, Russel Brand and Letitia Wright in the cast.” Another added, “Wild that Branagh's Death on the Nile (2022) is accidentally full of people who aren't nearly as beloved as they were when they were cast. Armie Hammer. Letitia Wright. Russell Brand. Gal Gadot. Lmao.” One stated, “The best bit about the Death on the Nile trailer is seeing them try and edit it to show as little of Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright as possible as it was filmed so long ago they’ve both been well and truly cancelled since then. It’s great stuff.”  The next one added, “A zionist in a movie about a death on the Nile??? I MEAN??? How do they not see the irony Woozy face of course Gal Gidiot is the murderer lmao.”