Louis C.K. Buys Back the Rights to 'I Love You, Daddy'
Published Dec 08, 2017The release plan for Louis C.K.'s self-financed movie I Love You, Daddy completely fell apart when the comedian was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault in a New York Times exposé. In a response to the allegations, C.K. said "these stories are true" and the film was shelved. Now, however, it looks as if he might be planning to do something with it.
Following the film's screening at TIFF earlier this year, distribution company the Orchard acquired the film for $5 million USD. Now, however, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the company has wrapped a deal to return all rights to C.K.
I Love You, Daddy garnered a lot of criticism for its edgy humour, including scenes where C.K. says the N-word and jokes about child rape. There's also a scene where Charlie Day pantomimes masturbation in front of a female coworker — a near exact replica of the allegations that had been lodged against C.K.
Considering how the movie fits in with C.K.'s real-life sexual misconduct, it would be incredibly poor taste for it to be released. Still, knowing the way C.K. has distributed projects in the past, we wouldn't be surprised if it showed up on his website one day.