Louis C.K. has canceled the premiere for his new movie I Love You Daddy ahead of a reported New York Times story, in case the story is "damaging", the Hollywood Reporter reports.
The double-whammy of news comes as rumors swirl that The New York Times is planning to publish a story soon on the Emmy-winning multihyphenate.
A source close to the film says the abrupt change stems from an upcoming New York Times piece focused on the comedian's sexual transgressions towards women.
In "I Love You, Daddy", written and directed by Mr. C.K., the comedian plays a writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter from having a relationship with a 68-year-old director. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Helen Hunt, Pamela Adlon and Ebonee Noel.
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"Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight's event for "I Love You, Daddy" has been cancelled", the distribution company said in an email.
Amid the reports, stand-up comic Megan Koester shared several cryptic tweets regarding C.K.
The film has generated controversy following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
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Controversial dialogue appears throughout the film, including the use of the N-word by C.K.'s character and multiple jokes about child rape.
The black-and-white film pays homage to Woody Allen's 1979 film "Manhattan" of a similar premise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"You can't think about the audience when you're making the thing", C.K. said. "You'll be making something that you're like, 'Is this O.K. for you?'" "Shameless" star William H. Macy will be the lead guest star on the episode instead.
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