Louis C.K.’s Controversial Film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Cancels Premiere Ahead of N.Y. Times Story

The Orchard has canceled Thursday’s New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy.”

“Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight’s event for ‘I Love You, Daddy’ has been cancelled,” the distribution company said in an email. “On behalf of The Orchard, please accept our apologies. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience.​​​​”

The event was to be held at the Paris Theatre.

The New York Times is understood to be working on a story about C.K. and allegations of sexual harassment so the cancellation could be a precautionary measure. 

C.K. also hastily scrapped an appearance on CBS’ “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” He was scheduled to be on the show on Thursday, but has been replaced by William H. Macy.

The black-and-white film, written and directed by and starring C.K., first made waves when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival for its allusions to Woody Allen. The comedy is also filled with racial slurs, including the N-word.

“Daddy” follows a Manhattan-based TV writer-producer (C.K.) whose 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) falls in love with a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich).

“The character, it’s clear, is meant to be a fictionalized gloss on Woody Allen, though Malkovich gives him a very different personality — one that’s far removed, even, from his standard supercilious Malkovichian turn,” Owen Gleiberman wrote in his review for Variety.

C.K. financed and edited the film as well after shooting it in secret last June.

“I Love You, Daddy” will get a limited release on Nov. 17 before going wide in the following weeks.

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