I Love You Daddy

I Love You Daddy Release Date: TBA

I Love You Daddy is a bittersweet comedy about successful TV writer/producer Glen Topher (Louis C.K.), who panics when his spoiled 17-year-old daughter China (Chlo√ę Grace Moretz) starts spending time with 68-year-old Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich), a legendary film director with a reputation for dating underage girls. Hesitant to say no to his daughter-an action which might stem the steady stream of “I Love You, Daddy” endearments with which China manipulates her father-Glen exasperates the host of women who circle his life, including his combative ex-wife Aura (Helen Hunt), feisty ex-girlfriend Maggie (Pamela Adlon), and his long-suffering production partner Paula (Edie Falco).

Caught in a writing dry spell, he distracts himself by courting glamorous movie star Grace Cullen (Rose Byrne), who is interested in playing the already-cast lead role in the upcoming TV series he hasn’t yet begun writing. Glen’s teetering world is further upended by his interactions with Goodwin, who is both the increasing focus of China’s attentions and the revered idol who devastates Glen by appearing to dismiss him outright as a creative person. Glen’s brash TV actor buddy Ralph (Charlie Day) makes matters worse through rude observations that inflame Glen’s deepest insecurities about his daughter.The real problem, however, is that Glen isn’t sure exactly what is going on between China and Goodwin-and what he should be doing about it.

Conceived in the high style of 1940s Hollywood movies, with lustrous black and white 35mm photography and a soaring orchestral score, I Love You Daddy¬†blends a classic look with Louis C.K.’s raucous modern comic sensibility to tell the story of a flawed man’s struggle to connect with his daughter and get back on his feet as an artist.

The movie was shelved after sexual molestation accusations against its writer, director and star arose before the film’s release.

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Starring: Pamela Adlon,George Aloi,Rose Byrne,Louis C.K.,Charlie Day,Venida Evans,Edie Falco,Helen Hunt,Suzanne Lenz,John Malkovich,Doris McCarthy,Chloë Grace Moretz,Ebonee Noel,Billy K. Peterson,Dan Puck,Souleymane Sy Savane,Saskia Slaaf
Genres: Comedy
Directed By: Louis C.K.
Runtime: 123 minutes
MPAA Rating R