Hugo Speer denies allegations of inappropriate conduct following firing from The Full Monty reboot
Disney+ told Deadline in a statement that they were made aware of allegations on set of production. "As is policy, an investigation was launched," the streamer said in a statement. "Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his contract, with immediate effect."
No additional details were shared, but a spokesperson for Speer told EW, "Hugo denies all the allegations and is challenging all of them." The actor, who portrayed Guy in the original 1997 British comedy film, was initially set to reprise his role alongside original stars Robert Carlyle and Lesley Sharp.
Reps for Disney didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment.
The original film followed six unemployed steel workers who form a male striptease act in order to make some much-needed money. The upcoming limited series, created by original screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate a post-industrial England and society's deteriorating healthcare, education, and employment.
Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Steve Huison, Wim Snape, and Tom Wilkinson will also reprise their roles. Beaufoy will write and executive produce alongside original producer Uberto Pasolini. "We're chuffed to bits to get all the Monty Men back together again — now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and assorted hangers-on — to see what life in Sheffield is like twenty-five years on," Beaufoy previously said in a statement.
With additional reporting by Sara Netzley.
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