Louis CK tries to revive his film career with ‘The 4th of July’ after sexual misconduct controversy

American comedian-writer-filmmaker Louis CK is gearing up for his upcoming release, ‘Fourth of July,’ a comedy-drama that marks the comedian’s first attempt at a controversial feature film since admitting to several incidents of sexual misconduct in 2017 .

The film, co-written by CK with Joe List, revolves around the story of a recovering alcoholic from New York City who clashes with his family on their annual Fourth of July vacation trip, Variety reported.

Along with List, the film’s star cast also includes Sarah Tollemache, Paula Plum, Robert Walsh and Robert Kelly. CK also appears in a small role.

According to CK’s official website, “Fourth of July” will hit theaters starting July 1. Meanwhile, theater times and locations have yet to be announced.

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CK will also be touring with the film for one-night-only screenings in New York City (Beacon Theater, June 30), Boston (Shubert Theater, July 1) and Chicago (The Vic, July 2). Tickets for these special screenings are available now on the CK website. It is also mentioned that List and CK will attend these screenings and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

While CK has toured the country with comedy shows since admitting his sexual misconduct, the release of “Fourth of July” will mark his first return to the big screen since the 2017 scandal. being charged with sexual assault, CK made his directorial debut with “I Love You, Daddy” at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film starred CK, Chloe Grace Moretz, Pamela Adlon, John Malkovich, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Edie Falco and Helen Hunt. Moretz played a teenager seduced by an older director.

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Film distributor The Orchard, which held the theatrical distribution rights to “I Love You, Dad,” canceled the film’s New York premiere shortly before The New York Times published its report on the CK’s history of sexual misconduct. Distributors then dumped the theatrical release, which was later scrapped.

“I Love You, Dad” never had a theatrical release.

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