Bruce Greenwood will replace Frank Langella in Netflix’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ following the streamer’s sacking of the Oscar-nominated actor earlier this month. Langella was investigated after it was discovered that he had acted in an unprofessional manner on the job. Bruce Greenwood, who starred in “Star Trek,” will now play Roderick Usher, the patriarch of the Usher family.
After sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, the streamer fired Frank Langella, 84. The Oscar nominee (“Frost/Nixon”) left the set halfway through filming after allegedly making inappropriate comments to a female co-star.
Greenwood will reshoot Frank Langella’s scenes.
The goal is to reshoot the segments that Frank Langella had filmed with Bruce Greenwood. In Netflix’s eight-episode limited series from Mike Flanagan, he will play Roderick Usher. It is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
The cast of the eight-episode miniseries based on the works of horror master Edgar Allan Poe includes Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Robert Longstreet, and Annabeth Gish.
Mike Flanagan, along with Trevor Macy, Emmy Grinwis, and Michael Fimognari of Intrepid Pictures, executive produce the series he created. Intrepid Pictures’ Melinda Nishioka is a co-executive producer on the picture. Flanagan and Michael Fimognari direct each episode.
I’m elated to welcome my dear friend, the brilliant BRUCE GREENWOOD to THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER as the iconic Roderick Usher. This will be our 4th collaboration (because yes, I absolutely count the background ghost cameo in HILL HOUSE). https://t.co/ya6QOQcX72
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) April 29, 2022
On Twitter, Mike Flanagan revealed the news.
“I’m happy to welcome my good friend, the brilliant Bruce Greenwood, to ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ as the immortal Roderick Usher,” creator Mike Flanagan posted on Twitter today.
“This will be our fourth cooperation,” the filmmaker wrote, “since certainly, the background ghost cameo in ‘Hill House’ counts.” The two previously worked together on the horror films “Doctor Sleep” and “Gerald’s Game.”