AceShowbiz - The premiere of %cLouis C.K.%'s upcoming film, "I Love You, Daddy", set for Thursday, November 9 has been canceled. The cancellation was reportedly caused by The New York Times' story about the comedian's sexual misconduct. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the premiere was canceled as a precaution of the story's damaging impact. In addition to the New York premiere being cut, Louis C.K.'s planned appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" was canceled and replaced by %cWilliam H. Macy%.
Following the publication of The New York Times' story, the film's distributor The Orchard released a statement that said, "In light of the allegations concerning Louis C.K. referenced in today's New York Times, we are canceling tonight's premiere of 'I Love You, Daddy'. There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations. As a result, we are giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the situation."
In the recent The New York Times story, Louis C.K. allegedly took off his clothes, got completely naked, and started masturbating in front of a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. Other women such as Abby Schachner and Rebecca Corry told similar stories. Schachner said she heard Louis C.K. masturbating while they spoke over the phone, while Rebecca said that when she and Louis were working together, the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of her, to which she declined.
Louis C.K.'s new, controversial film "I Love You, Daddy" tells the story of a TV writer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter (%cChloe Moretz%) from developing a relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker (%cJohn Malkovich%). The film reportedly pays homage to %cWoody Allen%'s "Manhattan", which tells a similar story. The film is scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters on November 17. Changes in regards to the movie's release remain unknown until this point.