Chloe Grace Moretz says shelved movie with Louis CK should never release
'I Love You Daddy' was directed and written by disgraced comedian Louis CK who also starred in it alongside Chloe Grace Mortez
It has been close to a year since Chloe Grace Moretz-starring movie 'I Love You Daddy' — co-starred, directed and written by disgraced comedian Louis CK — was shelved. In light of the sexual harassment allegations against the 50-year-old actor-cum-comedian back in November, the film was put on a permanent backburner until recently, when reports emerged claiming that Louis CK was trying to buy back the film rights.
While the release of the film, marred by controversies surrounding the comedian's personal life and conduct, still remains doubtful, 21-year-old Moretz recently addressed the drama. Explaining her point of view and her support for the anti-harassment movements that have, of late, created a stir in Hollywood, the 'Kick-Ass' star went on to say that she is against the release of the movie. "I think it should just kind of go away, honestly," Moretz told New York Times in a recent interview. "I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now."
Indeed, the actress is mindful of the time and effort that went into the project but, keeping in mind the Me Too movement and the associated Louis CK scandal, Moretz spoke candidly in favor of the "progressive" wave of change.
"Of course, it’s devastating to put time into a project and have it disappear," she said. "But at the same time, this movement is so powerful and so progressive that I’m just happy to be in communication with everyone and to see the big change in the face of the industry, which I think is very, very real."
Back in November, just hours before the US premiere of 'I Love You Daddy', the film was pulled from release, following an explosive New York Times expose detailing the account of sexual assault allegations again Louis CK. And as it turns out, the comedy-drama was not the only project that suffered in the light of the assault allegations.
Many of his shows on the FX network was also given the boot, including his acclaimed Louie. Most recently, FX CEO John Landgraf once again addressed the sexual assault scandal against the comedian when he was asked if there's any chance that Louis CK would be brought back for his shows.
“I think that would depend on the women who came forward and the question of whether there was a feeling of redress and reconciliation,” Landgraf said.
He also added: “Everything he [was accused of] was before he worked for us. I had nothing but magnificent experiences with him for 8 years and multiple shows. But I think this a moment of time about women whose stories have been unable to be told being able to come out and speak. I think they have to set the tone right now — ‘they’ collectively, those women and others who are coming forward.”