Nov 9, 2017

Louis C.K. film premiere canceled ahead of New York Times report

Louis C.K. Photo: Chris Pizzello / AP

The premiere of Louis C. K.'s film "I Love You, Daddy" at the Paris Theatre has been cancelled ahead of the publication of a New York Times story about the comedian, in case of damaging allegations, the Hollywood Reporter reports. C.K. also cancelled his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, originally scheduled for Friday.

Why it matters: There have been several Hollywood stars accused of sexual harassment and assault over the past few weeks, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, leading to intense speculation about what the Times' story will contain.

There was already controversy surrounding the film, which centers on a TV writer and producer attempting to stop his teenage daughter from falling in love with a 68-year-old filmmaker, mirroring Woody Allen's film "Manhattan," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

C.K. defended the film to the Hollywood Reporter, saying: "We're depicting oxygen-rich people who live in these beautiful apartments and offices saying whatever they want. Folks say shit to each other. You can't think about the audience when you're making the thing. If you do, you're not giving them something that came out of your gut. You'll be making something that you're like, 'Is this O.K. for you?'"

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