“The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian,” the AP reports. “The distribution company The Orchard said in a statement that the Thursday cancellation was ‘due to unexpected circumstances.’ C.K.’s scheduled Friday appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ also has been scrapped.”
The movie, in which C.K. stars along with directing and writing, is reportedly about a 17-year-old girl’s relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker.
The report adds: “Allegations of questionable sexual behavior have long dogged C.K and he said this summer that he and co-writer Vernon Chatman wanted to make a movie about beloved artists who are trailed by murmurs of scandal.”
A report today by The Hollywood Reporter notes: “A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that a New York Times story on the comedian is about to break, and the premiere was canceled in case it is damaging.”