Oscar-Nominee, actor Frank Langella has been fired by Netflix from their upcoming series ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’.
The Oscar-Nominated veteran actor Frank Langella has been fired from the Netflix limited-series ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ after being found guilty in a sexual misconduct probe. Frank was the subject of a misconduct investigation, which was recently completed. He was found to have been engaged in unacceptable behavior on set. As a result, the decision has been made to remove him from the show.
Langella was originally cast in the role of Roderick Usher, but the role will now be recast. While the filming was completed halfway through, it has been reported that once a replacement has been found, all scenes involving the actor would be re-shot. This week, Langella is not scheduled to work. Filming on the show will continue with scenes that do not feature Roderick Usher’s character until a new actor is found.
Earlier this week, according to a story from TMZ, the investigation was launched after the 84-year-old actor was accused of sexual harassment, which included making inappropriate comments to a female co-star on set, while working. There has been no official response from Netflix. The representatives for Frank Langella were unreachable for any comment.
Frank Langella is most known for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in the film Frost/Nixon, for which he was nominated for an Oscars Academy Award. Judge Julius Hoffman in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Seb in Showtime’s Kidding, are two of his most recent performances. He’s also recognized for his work on the stage, for which he’s received four Tony Awards.
Langella has also appeared in movies such as Masters of the Universe (1987), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Robot & Frank (2012). He’s also starred in television shows including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, FX’s The Americans, among others.
The Fall of the House of Usher is an upcoming Netflix series that is eight episodes limited series. This show is based on the works of renowned poet Edgar Allen Poe. The series began production in January and is expected to be announced on the streaming service in the near future. But this major setback is likely to delay the release.
The series centers around the Edgar Allen Poe story of the same name that involves – family, madness, identity, isolation. The legendary Vincent Price starred in the 1960s Roger Corman film House of Usher, which was based on this same horror story.
The Fall of the House of Usher is created by Mike Flanagan, who has previously reinvigorated the horror genre on television with shows like ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, and ‘Midnight Mass’. Flanagan describes the series as “An epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy.” Mike Flanagan is directing four episodes while the rest four episodes will be directed by Michael Fimognari. The series also stars Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Kate Siegal, Henry Thomas, Rahul Kohli, Carl Lumbly, Willa Fitzgerald, and Mark Hamill in pivotal roles. The news on the Usher recast is expected soon.
Flanagan and Trevor Macy, together with Emmy Grinwis and Michael Fimognari, serve as executive producers for the series through their Intrepid Pictures production company. Flanagan described the show as “a modern remix of some of the most iconic works of Edgar Allan Poe.” “To tell this epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy, we have assembled the largest ensemble cast in the history of Intrepid Pictures,” he added.
Flanagan continued, “This miniseries is unique for Intrepid, we’ve never done anything quite like this before. I’m so grateful to be working with my long-time collaborator Michael Fimognari, who will be directing four of the eight episodes, and my producing partner and executive producer Trevor Macy.”
“We’ll see you on the other side. In the meantime, dim the lights, light a fire, and just imagine a deep voice in the dark, quietly intoning… ‘Once upon a midnight dreary.
Published by Diwakar Kumar
Edited by: Aaradhana Singh