In the wake of the allegations of “unacceptable misconduct on set”, Deadline reports that Frank Langella (Trial of Chicago 7, pictured above) has been fired from Mike Flanagan and Netflix‘s upcoming series “The Fall of the House of Usher.” But there’s no need to worry, his role as Roderick Usher has already been recast with Bruce Greenwood (Doctor Sleep, “The Resident”) stepping in.
The allegations against the 84-year-old Oscar nominee reportedly include “making inappropriate comments to a female co-star.” Deadline states, “Langella was the subject of an investigation, which has been completed and it determined that Langella had been involved in unacceptable conduct on set.”
Greenwood stars alongside Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game, “The Haunting of Hill House”), Mary McDonnell (Scream 4), Carl Lumbly (Doctor Sleep), and Mark Hamill. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Paola Núñez, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Michael Trucco, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Igby Rigney, Annabeth Gish, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, and Robert Longstreet
Mike Flanagan has several hit series on Netflix, including “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Midnight Mass,” just to name a few. Now, he’s back with his fifth Netflix project, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” based on several tales by Edgar Allen Poe. The limited series, from Intrepid Pictures, will feature eight episodes. Four episodes will be directed by Flanagan with the other four being directed by Michael Fimognari.
Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis, and Michael Fimognari are serving as executive producers.