Louis C.K.’s comedy “I Love You, Daddy” will get a limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on Nov. 17, and will be rolled out nationwide in the following weeks.
The film, distributed by The Orchard, will also see international distribution, including showings in France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Israel.
Attendees can purchase advance tickets at C.K.’s website.
“I Love You, Daddy” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Variety calling it “‘Louie’ meets ‘Manhattan.'” The film is shot on black and white 35 mm film and follows a Manhattan-based television writer who faces a career crisis as he tries to connect with his 17-year-old daughter, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. The film also stars John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt, and Ebonee Noel.
C.K. edited the film himself, in addition to writing, directing, and funding the endeavor. The comedian has found controversy in recent months with Tig Notaro stating that he needs to “handle” rumors of sexual harassment that have dogged the actor for years. Notaro said she’d had an “incident” with C.K. before she began her show “One Mississippi” — which she has also accused C.K. of plagiarizing from — and hasn’t spoken with him since.