In Armie Hammer's next film, the actor will play gay again, although this time he won't be canoodling with Timothee Chalamet. His new film, Final Portrait, tells the true story of American art critic James Lord, a former member of the US Army Intelligence. The film chronicles Lord's friendship with artist Alberto Giacometti as he sits for a portrait in 1964 Paris.
Lord's sexuality was a secret for most of his life, only revealed posthumously in his obituary in The Telegraph.
"On his return to Paris in 1947, having left his American university without a degree, Lord resumed his acquaintance with Picasso. Although he had ambitions to become a novelist, Lord devoted most of his time and energy to his boyfriends, throwing and attending parties, buying paintings, travelling in Europe and befriending artists, aristocrats, flamboyant dealers, unscrupulous collectors and various shady types from the Parisian demi-monde.
For most of his life he kept a daily journal, written up at the end of each day in "a fat, black oilcloth notebook". In it he carefully recorded (often verbatim) conversations with the clever, glamorous, talented and often indiscreet people with whom he mixed."