The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to writer-director-star Louis C.K’s secret film project, “I Love You, Daddy,” which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto Film Festival. The pricetag was estimated to be around $5 million.
The dark comedy, which C.K shot earlier this year in black and white and on 35mm, is a brazen and funny look at beloved artists who are trailed by scandal.
The film stars Louis C.K., John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt and Ebonee Noel.
“I Love You, Daddy” was written by Louis C.K. from a story by C.K. and Vernon Chatman. The film is produced by Louis C.K., Vernon Chatman, John Skidmore, Dave Becky and Ryan Cunningham.
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“Though we were already fans of the comic genius and incisive cultural commentary of Louis C.K., ‘I Love You, Daddy’ surpassed even our wildest expectations,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, The Orchard’s VP of Acquisitions. “It’s a multi-layered comedy that tackles provocative issues head on, combining a style that shows a clear passion for cinema with Louis’ singular voice. We are thrilled to start this journey with Louis and bring his film to audiences worldwide.”
“I really enjoyed meeting the team at The Orchard and found their approach to releasing the movie to be thoughtful and creative. I’m excited that we are bringing the movie to theaters and beyond together,” said Louis C.K.
The deal was negotiated by The Orchard and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Mike Berkowitz from APA on behalf of Louis C.K.
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