The planned release of Louis C.K.’s new comedy is under “careful consideration” by its distributor The Orchard in light of several sexual misconduct accusations against the star. The film was scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 17.
“We are giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the situation,” a spokesperson for the indie company told TheWrap of the film, “I Love You, Daddy.”
“There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations,” the statement concluded.
Shortly before saying their release was under review, the company cancelled a planned Thursday premiere of the film in New York. The decisions came swiftly after the publication of a New York Times story wherein several women said the comic masturbated in front of them without consent.
“Daddy,” which also stars Edie Flaco and Chloe Grace Moretz, already had issues as it approached release. The mysterious project debuted at September’s Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews over its content .
C.K. plays a successful Hollywood type whose 17-year-old daughter starts a sexual relationship with an esteemed director in his 60s (many critics out of TIFF likened the character, played by John Malkovich, to Woody Allen). C.K.’s character has to weigh his lifelong admiration for the character against his child’s innocence.
More to come …