Remember that time Louis C.K. secretly made a TV show with Alan Alda, Edie Falco, and Steve Buscemi and didn’t tell anyone about it until it was already finished? Well, he’s sort of done that again. C.K. managed to surprise us once again when he submitted his newest movie I Love You, Daddy to the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Why was this a surprise? Because nobody knew C.K. was making a movie. In fact, nobody has really known what C.K. has been up to since he put his show Louie on hiatus in 2015 (other than appearing in the Secret Life of Pets for some reason). Here is what we know about I Love You, Daddy so far.
I Love You, Daddy centers on the relationship between Glen Topher (C.K.), a successful TV writer, and his daughter (Moretz). Not much else is known about the movie, but it does seem to fall in line with C.K.’ explanation of whether or not he would bring back Louie. He spoke about his desire to show a different version of himself as a dad, because “I just haven’t been that guy for a while with the stained blacked T-shirt and the two kids because they’re older now.” Perhaps with I Love You, Daddy, C.K. is finally getting to explore what fatherhood looks like after your kids have grown up.
The film, directed by C.K., stars Chloe Grace Moretz, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Helen Hunt, Pamela Aldon, and C.K. himself. It marks the second time C.K. has directed a movie, the first being Pootie Tang, a very strange but also pretty awesome movie based off a sketch from the Chris Rock Show. From what we have heard so far, it seems safe to assume I Love You, Daddy will be a bit more grounded than Pootie Tang. Whatever it turns out to be, it’s likely to be equal parts hilarious, intelligent, disturbing, and heartbreaking. Because that’s what Louis C.K. does.