Published Nov 10, 2017Comedian Louis C.K. is the latest Hollywood elite to be dethroned by allegations of sexual misconduct, and the repercussions against him have been swift. Following yesterday's (November 9) exposé in the New York Times, the release of C.K.'s upcoming film I Love You, Daddy has been cancelled.
As Variety reports, the Orchard — the indie film company behind the movie — has released a statement, which reads: "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy."
The decision comes after the film's premiere was cancelled in anticipation of the Times story.
C.K.'s film was initially scheduled for a limited opening on November 17, followed by a wide release in following weeks. It premiered earlier this year at TIFF in Toronto, where the Orchard purchased the rights to the film for $5 million USD.
Exclaim!'s TIFF review of the film claimed that "tiptoeing around the online Louis C.K. conversation in a meta-comedy feels like a desperate attempt to address the allegations without actually addressing them," ultimately concluding that "there are plenty of far superior comedic filmmakers out there that aren't surrounded by hushed allegations of perverse, abusive behaviour."
I Love You, Daddy isn't the only C.K. project affected by the recent public allegations.
The comedian's appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was cancelled last night (November 9). His HBO projects like Lucky Louie have been removed from on-demand services, and he will no longer appear in the Night of Too Many Stars charity special.
Louie's network home FX, meanwhile, is currently conducting a review in the wake of the allegations.