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Armie Hammer’s aunt to spill family secrets in docuseries described as ‘Succession on steroids’

The new docuseries will come up to the allegations against Armie (Picture: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Armie Hammer’s aunt is set to spill her famous family’s secrets in a new documentary.

Casey Hammer – the granddaughter of oil magnate Armand Hammer has signed a deal with production company Talos Films to develop a docuseries about the Hammers.

According to Deadline, the limited series ‘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 works as a kitchen designer at Home Depot in San Diego, and self-published a book in 2015 called Surviving My Birthright, in which she alleges that Julian, the son of Armand Hammer, abused members of the family and sexually abused her as a child.

She told Deadline: ‘As a survivor I want to help empower others to speak up and know that they are heard.’

Talos Films co-founders Elli Hakami and Julian P Hobbs compared the Hammers’ family history to ‘Succession on steroids’, and 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.’

Armand was an oil tycoon (Picture: R. Schiff/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Hammer family has been hit with plenty of controversy, far before Call Me By Your Name star Armie came to Hollywood.

Julius Hammer, the father of Armand, was jailed for three and a half years for first-degree manslaughter, after a woman he performed an abortion on died six days after the procedure from pneumonia.

Armand received probation and a fine for providing secret and illegal campaign funds to then-President Richard M. Nixon in 1972, before being pardoned by President George Bush, and reportedly had ties to the Soviet Union.

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

After Armand’s death in 1990, Armie’s father Michael inherited the family’s business empire – including Occidental Petroleum – worth more than $180million.

He also inherited the celebrated New York art gallery Knoeldler, but in 2009, a FBI investigation found that a slew of paintings sold by the gallery since 1994 were fakes, and was accused of selling 63 forged paintings.

All of the lawsuits against the gallery were settled.

The docuseries is also expected to cover the allegations against Armie, best known for his roles in films including The Social Network and Call Me By Your Name.

Police in LA have launched an investigation into the 34-year-old actor, following an allegation of rape made against him.

This came after a number of women alleged that the star was emotionally and physically abusive towards them. Armie has denied any wrongdoing.

Amidst the allegations, Armie has been dropped from The Billion Dollar Spy and he left the projects Shotgun Wedding and The Offer, while he has also been dropped by his agent and publicist.

The Hammer family docuseries is being shopped around to broadcasters and streamers.

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