Louis C.K.’s movie premiere canceled as NYT story looms


The premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial film I Love You, Daddy has been canceled.

The movie was scheduled to screen Thursday night at New York City’s Paris Theatre, but “unexpected circumstances” caused the screening to be canceled, according to the film’s distribution company.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a source claims a New York Times story on the comedian is looming. Other sources have confirmed a story is on its way.

Rumors about Louis C.K. have been circulating for years, but the comedian has never directly addressed them. I Love You, Daddy caused some head-scratching after its September TIFF premiere. The film depicts a relationship between a 17-year-old (Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays C.K.’s daughter) and an older filmmaker (John Malkovich), which of course brought out the Woody Allen parallels. C.K. also apparently uses the N-word.

His appearance on tonight’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has also been canceled.

H/T the Hollywood Reporter 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.