Armie Hammer's aunt to spill family secrets in scandalous documentary branded 'Succession on steroids'

Armie Hammer's aunt to spill family secrets in scandalous documentary branded 'Succession on steroids'

ARMIE Hammer's aunt is set to spill family secrets in a scandalous documentary branded 'Succession on steroids'.

The Social Network and Call Me By Your Name actor is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer.

Now his aunt, Casey Hammer, is believed to be developing a docuseries about the family.

Casey, who is the daughter of Armand and the sister of Armie's dad Michael,has signed a deal with production company Talos Films according to Deadline.

The outlet reports the documentary will "tell the definitive, inside story of the rise and fall of the notorious Hammer family, including its latest unfolding chapter."

Casey is estranged from most of her family and in 2015 self-published a book called Surviving My Birthright.



Talos Films co-founders Elli Hakami and Julian P Hobbs compared the Hammers’ family history to hit TV show Succession, which follows the family drama of a media tycoon and his offspring.

Calling it ‘Succession on steroids’, they said: "A dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild.

"Now, for the first time, Casey Hammer will tell not just her story, but the definitive family history, leaving no stone unturned. With new unfolding revelations and present-day consequences, this mini-series will provide audiences with a riveting journey into a family where reputation is everything and where things are never how they appear."

The family's history is full of scandal and shocks, including Julius Hammer, the father of Armand, being jailed for three and a half years for first-degree manslaughter.

The conviction came after a woman he performed an abortion on died six days after the procedure from pneumonia.

Then Armand received probation and a fine for providing secret and illegal campaign funds to then-President Richard M. Nixon in 1972.

Meanwhile Armand's only child, Julian, killed a man in 1955 at his home in Los Angeles after an alleged row over a gambling debt, although charges were later dismissed.

The docuseries will also explore allegations made against Armie, 34, claiming he was emotionally and physically abusive towards a number of women, claims which he has vehemently denied.

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