Louis CK's 'I Love You, Daddy' premiere nixed ahead of NYT 'expose'
(7 months ago)
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 10 : The New York premiere of Louis C.K.'s upcoming film 'I Love You, Daddy' has been scrapped at the last minute.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, representatives for the premiere, due to take place at the Paris Theatre, cited "unexpected circumstances."
A source revealed that The New York Times is planning a story on the 50-year-old comedian and the premiere was cancelled in case it is damaging.
The comedian's planned appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' has also been nixed, with William H. Macy taking his place on the show.
Louis C.K. wrote, directed and stars in the black-and-white comedy-drama, which he shot in secret over the summer.
The flick, which sparked controversy since it made its premiere earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars C.K. as a TV writer who attempts to stop his 17-year-old daughter's (Chloe Grace Moretz) relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich).
Controversial dialogue appears throughout the film, including the use of the N-word by C.K.'s character and multiple jokes about child rape.
A common criticism of the movie, which pays homage to the cinematic work of Woody Allen, particularly the 1979 film 'Manhattan,' is that it parallels the long-standing sexual abuse allegations against Allen.
'I Love You, Daddy,' which also features Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Edie Falco and Helen Hunt, is set to hit the theaters in New York and Los Angeles on November 17, before expanding nationwide December 1.