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The distribution company for Louis C.K.'s new film 'I Love You, Daddy' has canceled its release

Business Insider | Nov 10, 2017, 09.11PM IST

I Love You Daddy

The Orchard

  • After five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, the distribution company for the comedian's new film "I Love You, Daddy" has canceled the release.
  • Thursday night's premiere was also canceled.
  • It was scheduled to open next weekend.

In the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct against comedian Louis C.K., the release of his new film, "I Love You, Daddy," has been canceled.

The indie film distribution company, The Orchard, announced on Friday morning that it would "not be moving forward with the release." The film was scheduled to be released on November 17.

The Orchard had already canceled the film's premiere in New York City on Thursday, ahead of the publication of the New York Times report.

The film, which is about a dad (played by Louis C.K.) whose 17-year-old daughter starts dating a 68-year-old film director, already stirred some controversy after it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

The movie was shot in secret in June 2017, and it was Louis C.K.'s first movie in 16 years. His last movie, "Pootie Tang," came out in 2001.

The Orchard bought distribution rights for $5 million after Toronto.

After the publication of the accusations, Louis C.K. was removed from the line-up for HBO's "Night of Too Many Stars," and it also removed his entire standup catalog from HBOGo and HBONow.

In a comment after the initial story broke, Louis C.K.'s publicist Lewis Kay said, "In the coming days, Louis will issue a written statement."

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