No one saw this coming. The last time Louis C.K. directed a feature film was back in 2001. He directed Pootie Tang, which doesn’t sound like something that should have happened, but I swear it’s true.
Back in 2012, he talked about the terrible experience at the Television Critics Association winter press tour…
“That experience was very painful, I was sucking at making the movie and got fired off of it, and they put my name on it anyway. But failing at Pootie Tang is one of the reasons for why this show is good. The army of failures I’ve had are the reasons that I’m good at what I’m doing now.”
Now, 16 years later, he’s ready to release a new feature. The project was made “entirely in secret,” and it was shot in 35mm and in black and white. The movie, ‘I Love You, Daddy‘ stars Louis C.K. as “Glen Topher, a successful television producer and writer.”
Chloe Grace Moretz co-stars as his daughter. Helen Hunt, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne and Pamela Aldon also star. It will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this year. No word on when it will be released to the public, or where it will be released, but we will keep you posted.
Hopefully a few reviews for this film will trickle out of the festival, ’cause right now we don’t know anything about it. But you know what? That’s what Louis wants. It’s basically promoting itself right now.