Armie Hammer Joins “By Virtue Fall”

Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “Mirror Mirror”) is set to star in Sheldon Turner’s gritty drama “By Virtue Fall” says Deadline.

Hammer will play an ATF agent framed for corruption and sent to a maximum security federal prison. In order to survive he turns into a mean prick.

Once released he devotes himself to getting revenge on the person who destroyed his life: his former partner (Eric Bana). Hammer reportedly plans to both bulk up and shave his head for the role.

Turner and Jennifer Klein are producing. Hammer will shoot the film once he wraps work on “The Lone Ranger” at Disney.