The New York City premiere of an upcoming film written, directed by, and starring Louis C.K. has been canceled on the verge of a New York Times Story breaking, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Furthermore, according to the THR report, Louis’ scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has also been canceled, with the comedian being replaced by Shameless actor William H. Macy.
The film caused backlash after its Toronto International Film Festival premiere due to its controversial dialogue. Those who’ve seen the film say it includes “the use of the N-word by Louis’ character” and “multiple child rape jokes”.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 9, 2017
The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, set for Thursday, has been canceled. Reps for the premiere, due to take place at the Paris Theatre, cited “unexpected circumstances.”
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that a New York Times story on the comedian is about to break, and the premiere was canceled in case it is damaging. Additionally, Louis C.K.’s planned appearance on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was also canceled, with William H. Macy taking his place.
Louis C.K. wrote, directed and stars in I Love You, Daddy. The comedy-drama tells the story of a successful TV writer-producer who attempts to stop his 17-year-old daughter’s (Chloe Grace Moretz) growing admiration and relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich). The film also stars Pamela Adlon, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Edie Falco and Helen Hunt.
I Love You, Daddy was written to be deliberately provocative and intentionally allude to Woody Allen, but given the current avalanche of Hollywood sexual harassment and assault accusations, the cancellation of the film was undoubtedly necessary, even as a merely precautionary measure.
While won’t speculate on what the New York Times story is going to detail (reports suggest the piece will be focused on the comedian’s sexual transgressions towards women), we will leave this Tweet from actress Caroline Williams here:
Those will come out; unlike the jizz he used to leave on female comics clothes.
— Caroline Williams (@WilliCaroline) November 9, 2017