Controversial comedian Louis CK will release a new film
Controversial comedian Louis CK is set to release a new film and in doing so has stepped up his efforts to return to mainstream industry acceptance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, recently on his website he announced that he has directed a new independent film, “Fourth of July”, which will play in “select theaters” in July.
CK co-wrote the film with comedian Joe List, playing a recovering alcoholic and jazz pianist in New York who clashes with his cantankerous family during their annual Fourth of July vacation. The comedian said he financed the film himself and also acted as List’s therapist. Comedians Sarah Tollemache, Lynne Koplitz, Nick Di Paolo, Robert Kelly and Tony V also have roles in the film.
In an open letter to fans, he wrote: “For me it was really fun directing and re-making a movie. Outside of my two scenes as Jeff’s therapist, which we shot first and we aside, for me it was a real pleasure to direct without acting for the first time in many years. I felt able to take care of the casting and focus on the look of the film. does it all right or not, it depends on pretty much everyone except me. I’m very happy with the results and hope people enjoy the 4th of July.” The outlet reported that CK had scheduled a premiere screening at New York’s Beacon Theater on June 30, in addition to screenings at Boston’s Shubert Theater and Chicago’s Vic on July 1 and 2, respectively. However, it is unclear if any movie channels will show the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in 2017 the comedian was charged — and admitted — with sexual misconduct with five women, including incidents where he stripped naked and masturbated in front of them. Several media companies cut ties with CK following the report. (ANI)
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