“The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of ‘I Love You, Daddy,'” the indie distribution company announced Friday morning. The film, which the company bought for $5 million at the Toronto Film Festival, was due to open on November 17.
The scheduled New York premiere of “I Love You, Daddy” was canceled Thursday night, as well as C.K’s appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The comedian has also since been dropped from HBO’s upcoming “Night of Too Many Stars.”
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On Thursday, a bombshell New York Times article detailed five women accusing C.K. of inappropriate behavior, including multiple claims that he masturbated in front of them without their consent.
C.K.’s publicist, Lewis Kay, told TheWrap that “in the coming days, Louis will issue a written statement.”
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“I Love You Daddy,” was written, directed, edited, produced, and stars C.K. as a a seasoned writer in the entertainment industry who tries to stop his teenage daughter (Moretz) from her growing relationship with an aging filmmaker, played by John Malkovich.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and attracted controversy due to several jokes about child rape and the use of racial slurs by C.K.’s character.
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The movie distributor for Louis C.K.’s latest project, I Love You, Daddy, has decided to not go forward with the film’s release.
In a statement released on Friday, November 10th, the company said “The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy.”
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