Frank Langella has been fired from the Netflix limited series The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
The 84-year-old Oscar nominee was fired following the conclusion of the investigation, which came to light just a day earlier, Deadline reported on Wednesday.
Langella’s representatives have not yet responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
He’s out: Frank Langella, 84, has been fired from the Netflix limited series The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Deadline reported Wednesday; seen in 2016 in NYC
The investigation determined that Langella’s on-set conduct was unacceptable, and the Edgar Allan Poe series reportedly recast his role.
Sources said the eight-episode miniseries is midway through production, but all of the scenes Langella filmed will be reshot with her eventual replacement.
TMZ previously noted that the Oscar nominee doesn’t have any movies to shoot this week, though it’s unclear if the schedule was rearranged after the investigation began.
He had played the role of Roderick Usher, a man who fears his twin sister may have been buried alive after succumbing to an illness.
Replaced: A sexual misconduct investigation determined that Langella’s on-set conduct was unacceptable, and the Edgar Allan Poe series reportedly recast his role; seen in 2016 in NYC
Moving on: the show will continue to film scenes that don’t involve the character for the rest of the week, and he wasn’t featured this week; seen in 2012 in Park City, Utah
The series will continue to film scenes that don’t involve the character for the rest of the week.
Other stars of the series include Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly.
The show was created and produced by horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan, who previously helmed The Haunting Of Hill House series and Midnight Mass, among other projects.
Among the alleged incidents, a source told TMZ, are a joke Langella told that had sexual overtones, and an instance in which he touched an actress’ leg (during a scripted performance) and joked, “Did you like it?”
Police told the outlet that no report has been filed regarding the veteran actor. A Netflix representative told the outlet that the company does not comment on “active employment matters.”
Too Close For Comfort: A source told TMZ that Langella told a joke with sexual overtones, and allegedly touched an actress’ leg – during a scripted performance – and joked, “Did you love it ?” ; seen in April 2021 at the SAG Awards
Acclaimed: Langella earned a 2009 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon
Langella is an accomplished actor with a prolific resume, having worked steadily in films and films since 1965.
He earned a 2009 Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon.
Among his notable films are the 1979 film Dracula, starring Count Dracula; 1987’s Masters of the Universe, playing the villainous Skeletor; 2006’s Superman Returns, playing Perry White; and 2012’s Robot & Frank, playing Frank.
Last Days Role: Langella performed the role of Judge Julius Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7 in 2020
Langella appeared in Masters of the Universe in 1987, playing the villainous Skeletor
In recent years he has participated in projects such as The Trial of the Chicago 7, in which he played Judge Julius Hoffman; the television show Kidding, in which he plays Seb; and the television show The Americans, playing Gabriel.
The Hollywood veteran opened up about his love life in his 2012 memoir Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, according to the New York Post, as he was previously linked to late actresses Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor.
He was romantically involved with Whoopi Goldberg for five years after working together on her 1994 film Eddie, according to a 2000 report from Variety.