The Netflix restricted collection “The Fall of the Home of Usher” has discovered its new lead following Frank Langella’s ouster earlier this month.
“Star Trek” actor Bruce Greenwood will now play Usher household patriarch Roderick Usher.
Langella, 84, was fired by the streamer following sexual misconduct allegations. The Oscar nominee (“Frost/Nixon”) left the present midway by means of filming after allegedly making inappropriate feedback to a feminine co-star.
Greenwood, 65, will reshoot Langella’s scenes.
Different stars approaching board for the eight-episode miniseries — based mostly on the works of horror grasp Edgar Allan Poe — embody Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Michael Trucco, Robert Longstreet and Annabeth Gish.
“I’m elated to welcome my pricey pal, the sensible Bruce Greenwood to ‘The Fall of the Home of Usher’ as the enduring Roderick Usher,” creator Mike Flanagan wrote on Twitter in the present day.
“This can be our 4th collaboration (as a result of sure, I completely depend the background ghost cameo in ‘Hill Home’),” the filmmaker penned. The pair additionally beforehand labored collectively on the horror movies “Physician Sleep” and “Gerald’s Recreation.”
Flanagan introduced the mission final December in a series of tweets that referred to as the bold mission a “fashionable remix” of Poe’s “iconic” writings.
“To inform this epic story of greed, horror, and tragedy, now we have assembled the biggest ensemble forged within the historical past of Intrepid Footage,” the “Oculus” director wrote, eerily adding, “We’ll see you on the opposite aspect. Within the meantime, dim the lights, mild a fireplace, and simply think about a deep voice at the hours of darkness, quietly intoning… ‘As soon as upon a midnight dreary…’ ”