Frank Langella has been fired from the Netflix limited series The Fall Of The House Of Usher.
The 84-year-old Oscar nominee was terminated following the conclusion of the probe, which had been revealed just a day earlier, Deadline reported on Wednesday.
Representatives for Langella haven’t 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 conduct on set was unacceptable, and the Edgar Allan Poe series will reportedly recast his role.
Sources said the eight-episode mini series was about halfway through production, but all scenes that Langella had filmed will be reshot with his eventual replacement.
TMZ previously noted that the Oscar nominee didn’t have any films to shoot this week, though it’s unclear if the schedule was rearranged after the start of the investigation.
He had been starring as Roderick Usher, a man who fears his twin sister has been entombed alive after she succumbs to an illness.
Replaced: A sexual misconduct investigation determined that Langella’s conduct on set was unacceptable, and the Edgar Allan Poe series will reportedly recast his role; seen in 2016 in NYC
Moving on: The series will continue filming scenes that don’t involve the character for the rest of the week, and he hadn’t been on this week’s schedule; seen in 2012 in Park City, Utah
The series will continue filming scenes that don’t involve the character for the rest of the week.
Other stars of the show included Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly.
The show was created and executive produced by horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan, who previously helmed the series The Haunting Of Hill House and Midnight Mass, among other projects.
Among the alleged incidents, a source told the TMZ, include a joke Langella told that had sexual overtones, and an instance in which he touched the leg of a female actress (during a scripted performance) and joked, ‘Did you like that?’
Police told the outlet that no reports have been filed in connection with the veteran actor. A Netflix rep told the outlet the company doesn’t comment on ‘active employment matters.’
Too close for comfort: A source told the TMZ that Langella told a joke with sexual overtones, and he allegedly touched the leg of a female actress — during a scripted performance — and joked, ‘Did you like that?’; seen in April 2021 at the SAG Awards
Acclaimed: Langella garnered an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon
Langella is an accomplished actor with a prolific resume, having worked steadily in movies and films since 1965.
He garnered an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon.
Among his notable films include the 1979 film Dracula, starring as Count Dracula; 1987’s Masters of the Universe, playing the role of the villain Skeletor; 2006’s Superman Returns, playing the role of Perry White; and 2012’s Robot & Frank, playing Frank.
Latter-day role: Langella portrayed the role of Judge Julius Hoffman in 2020’s The Trial of the Chicago 7
Langella appeared in 1987’s Masters of the Universe, playing the role of the villain Skeletor
In recent years, he’s been featured in projects including The Trial of the Chicago 7, in which he played Judge Julius Hoffman; the TV show Kidding, in which he portrayed Seb; and the TV 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 past linked to late actresses Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor.
He was romantically linked with Whoopi Goldberg for five years after they worked together on her 1994 movie Eddie, according to a 2000 report from Variety.