Chloë Grace Moretz Won’t Address Louis C.K. Allegations: ‘It’s More Important to Talk About the Entire Movement’

Moretz plays C.K.’s daughter in the highly controversial comedy “I Love You, Daddy.”

Chloë Grace Moretz isn’t ready to talk specifically about the sexual misconduct allegations against her co-star and “I Love You, Daddy” writer-director Louis C.K. The young actress has been a champion of the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-harassment movements, but she didn’t want to zero in on C.K. when asked by Variety at Sundance.

“I could single-in and talk about my experience, but I think it’s more important to talk about the entire movement as a whole,” Moretz said in the video interview, which is embedded below.

“I’m one of hundreds of thousands of women in so many different industries that has a story. You could ask anyone in this room and all of us could give you 10 stories, I’m sure,” she continued. “I think it’s just nice, the communication, and the fact that you asked this question at Sundance in a video suite, this never would have happened two years ago.”

Moretz goes on to note just how monumental it is for this kind of conversation to be taking place so much after years of silence.

“I think that shouldn’t be looked past or looked over,” Moretz said about the topic. “We’ve all been through a lot of stuff, but at least we’re communicating and people are going to be held accountable.”

Moretz starred as C.K.’s daughter in his controversial comedy “I Love You, Daddy.” The actress’ character, who is 17 years old in the film, begins a relationship with a 68-year-old man played by John Malkovich. The Orchard was set to open “I Love You, Daddy” in theaters November 17 but pulled the release plan just a week before following the sexual misconduct allegations against C.K.

Watch Moretz talk C.K. and the #MeToo movement in the video below.

Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You Daddy’ Leaks Online, by the Same Group That Pirated ‘The Hateful Eight’

C.K. is reportedly in the process of buying rights back from The Orchard, which pulled the film from theaters following the comedian’s admission of sexual misconduct.

It appears Louis C.K. fans are not concerned enough with sexual assault to not see his movie, but they at least don’t feel the need to pay for it.

I Love You Daddy,” C.K.’s black and white homage to Woody Allen about a young girl in a relationship with an aging film director, has been leaked online. An illegal download of the film appeared on torrent sites Monday, including Pirate Bay. As originally reported by TorrentFreak, piracy group Hive-CM8 claimed responsibility for the leak, citing uncertainty surrounding the film’s release. The same group was behind the 2015 leak of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” among others. It is believed the group received a copy of the film’s awards season screener.

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Following C.K.’s admission that he masturbated in front of five women without their consent, distributor The Orchard announced it would not release the film in theaters or digital platforms. C.K. was reportedly in talks to buy back he rights to the film, presumably to release it through his personal website. But some fans couldn’t wait that long.

“We decided to let this one title go out this month, since it never made it to the cinema, and nobody knows if it ever will go to retail at all,” Hive-CM8 said in notes accompanying the download link. “Either way their [sic] is no perfect time to release it anyway, but we think it would be a waste to let a great Louis C.K. go unwatched and nobody can even see or buy it.”

Hey, at least the pirates want to watch Louis CK’s I Love You, Daddy

In a plot point that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Louie—back when we were in any way comfortable watching Louie, anyway—Louis CK’s much maligned, largely unseen new film I Love You, Daddy has suffered yet another indignity, as the film—which was shelved after allegations of sexual misconduct on the filmmaker’s…

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In a plot point that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Louie—back when we were in any way comfortable watching Louie, anyway—Louis CK’s much maligned, largely unseen new film I Love You, Daddy has suffered yet another indignity, as the film—which was shelved after allegations of sexual misconduct on the filmmaker’s…

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Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Leaks Online After Being Pulled From Theatrical Release

Louis C.K.’s dark comedy “I Love You, Daddy” was released this week — but not in the way he had intended. The comedian’s admission of past inappropriate sexual conduct prompted the film’s distributors to scrap release plans, and C.K. reportedly has been trying to buy back the rights. On Monday, a 1.5-gigabyte rip of “I Love […]

Louis C.K.’s dark comedy “I Love You, Daddy” was released this week — but not in the way he had intended. The comedian’s admission of past inappropriate sexual conduct prompted the film’s distributors to scrap release plans, and C.K. reportedly has been trying to buy back the rights. On Monday, a 1.5-gigabyte rip of “I Love […]

Louis C.K. Buying Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Distribution Rights After Release Dropped Over Sexual Misconduct

“I Love You, Daddy” was originally set for release on November 17, but The Orchard pulled it after Louis C.K. admitted to sexual misconduct.

“I Love You, Daddy” may end up being released after all. Deadline reports that Louis C.K. and The Orchard are finalizing a deal to give C.K. worldwide distribution rights to the controversial comedy. The Orchard originally purchased the film out of TIFF for $5 million and set a November 17 opening date, but the release was cancelled after C.K. was accused of and admitted to sexual misconduct.

According to Deadline, C.K. will pay The Orchard back for all the finanical losses the company endured, including the money they spent on marketing (estimated between $500,000 and $1 million) and awards screeners (estimated at $12,000). C.K. has not announced how he plans to release the movie. The writer-director could do something similar to his television series “Horace and Pete” and make “I Love You, Daddy” only available for purchase on his website.

“I Love You, Daddy” stars C.K. as a successful television producer whose 17-year-old (Chloë Grace Moretz) falls for a famous 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich). The release was cancelled by The Orchard following the publication of an article in The New York Times in which five comedians made allegations of sexual misconduct against C.K. The comedian later said these claims were true in his own statement.

 

Louis C.K. Buying Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Following Scandal

EXCLUSIVE: The Orchard has confirmed that they are wrapping up a deal to sell the global rights for I Love You, Daddy back to filmmaker and star Louis C.K.
The Orchard acquired worldwide on the black and white comedy out of the Toronto Film Festival for $5M. C.K. will reportedly pay back any money received from that MG as well as any marketing costs (~$500K-$1M) incurred by The Orchard. As a result, The Orchard will not incur any financial setback from the return deal…

EXCLUSIVE: The Orchard has confirmed that they are wrapping up a deal to sell the global rights for I Love You, Daddy back to filmmaker and star Louis C.K. The Orchard acquired worldwide on the black and white comedy out of the Toronto Film Festival for $5M. C.K. will reportedly pay back any money received from that MG as well as any marketing costs (~$500K-$1M) incurred by The Orchard. As a result, The Orchard will not incur any financial setback from the return deal…

Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Dropped By All Overseas Distributors

UPDATE, WRITETHRU with additional detail: In the wake of The Orchard scrapping the domestic release of Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy amid the sexual misconduct scandal that surrounds the comedian, overseas distributors are following suit. The Orchard has confirmed to Deadline that all of its international distribution partners are canceling their releases.
France’s ARP Séléction, which acquired the movie just ahead of the AFM, tells Deadline that it is not going forward…

UPDATE, WRITETHRU with additional detail: In the wake of The Orchard scrapping the domestic release of Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy amid the sexual misconduct scandal that surrounds the comedian, overseas distributors are following suit. The Orchard has confirmed to Deadline that all of its international distribution partners are canceling their releases. France’s ARP Séléction, which acquired the movie just ahead of the AFM, tells Deadline that it is not going forward…