Armie Hammer shuts down James Woods over Call Me By Your Name age difference criticism

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Don’t mess with The Hammer…

As the cinema release for hotly anticipated gay romance Call Me By Your Name approaches, many fans are excited to see director Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of the 2007 novel of the same name.

However, not everyone is a fan.

Responding to a tweet which commented on the fact that the film centres around a love affair between a 17-year-old boy called Elio and a 24-year-old student called Oliver, American actor James Woods had some choice words.

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“As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency,” he tweeted, reacting to the age difference between the characters.

Armie Hammer – who plays Oliver in the film – was quick to respond though – and in epic style, may we add.

“Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?” he tweeted back.

Hammer’s tweet was instantly met with tens of thousands of retweets and likes.

It’s true, James Woods did start dating a 19-year-old Ashley Madison when he was 59. Then, seven years later after they had split, a 66-year-old James Woods started dating a 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess.

Call Me By Your Name will also star Timothée Chalamet as Elio when it is released on 27 October in the UK and the 24 November in the US.

Meanwhile, Armie recently admitting that he nearly passed on the role after seeing how much nudity was in the original script.

Watch the trailer for Call Me By Your Name below:

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