Armie Hammer is set to make his Broadway debut this summer in Straight White Men, a dark comedy about fathers and sons, according to Deadline. The actor is currently making waves for his role in Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino’s tale of a summer love affair between two young men set in 1983 Italy.
Hammer, who has also starred in such films as Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Social Network, and The Lone Ranger, has been cast in a leading role in Straight White Men, a new production of Young Jean Lee dark comedy. The production will be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), and will begin previews from June 29 to July 23 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Here’s the official synopsis of Straight White Men:
It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities in this hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama.
Appearing alongside Hammer will be Picket Fences’ Tom Skerritt, with additional casting yet to be announced. Other members of the creative team include: Todd Rosenthal (set), Suttirat Larlab (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), M.L. Dogg (sound), and casting by Telsey + Company.