Frank Langella has been fired from the upcoming Netflix series The Fall of the House of Usher.
The 84-year-old actor’s role as Roderick Usher is being recast after allegations of sexual misconduct recently came to light meeting.
An investigation was conducted and the The Box star was found to behave inappropriately on set.
The eight-episode drama is about halfway through production, and scenes Langella already shot will be reshot.
While Langella was not scheduled to film this week, filming for the series will continue with scenes unrelated to his character until a new actor gets the job.
The outlet reported that Langella was accused of making rude comments to a female co-star.
TMZ reported that he also touched a female co-star’s leg and reportedly said something like, “Did you like that?”
The series also stars Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly and Mark Hamill.
The Post has reached out to Langella’s rep and Netflix for comment.
The story, based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, was created by Haunting of Hill House filmmaker Mike Flanagan and produced by his company Intrepid Pictures.
Flanagan announced the project in a last December series of tweets. The Oculus director wrote: “This mini-series is a modern remix of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most iconic works. To tell this epic tale of greed, horror and tragedy, we have assembled the largest cast in Intrepid Pictures history.”
He continued, “This miniseries is unique to Intrepid, we’ve never done anything like it before. I’m so grateful to be working with my longtime collaborator Michael Fimognari, who will direct four of the eight episodes, and my producing partner and executive producer, Trevor Macy.”
“See you on the other side. In the meantime, dim the lights, start a fire, and just imagine a deep voice in the dark, softly intoning… ‘Once upon a midnight bleak…’” he went on.
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