Caroline Suh’s feature film Louis CK The documentary may not see the light of day after all. On Monday, Variation He reported that Showtime chose not to progress on the project and it is currently unclear whether it will be acquired elsewhere.
Suh is best known for directing Netflix series. Blackpink: Light up the SkyIn addition to the 2008 documentary pioneers. He also both adapted and directed. Salt Fatty Acid Heat for Netflix. According to this VariationThe documentary would examine both CK and his disgrace spurred by allegations of sexual harassment against the comedian, and how the #MeToo movement has evolved since then.
At the Edinburgh TV Festival last year, David Nevins, then one of Paramount Global’s senior executives, said that the CK documentary “will tackle all the ‘where are we now’ issues four or five years after the Weinstein story came out.” (Like Variation Notes, Nevins resigned during a corporate restructuring last fall.)
Representatives of Suh and Amanda Branson-Gill, who were reportedly on board to produce the project, did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor, Cara Buckley, and Melena Ryzik first voiced allegations against CK from five different women in 2017. All five women claimed that the comedian pulled out his penis and masturbated in front of them.
“These stories are true,” CK had to admit shortly after the story came out.
The comedian regretted his statement, but less than a year later, grasping its relevance, he was heading to the alternate right, shooting transgender people and Parkland school survivors under the comedy bus. He had booked a show at Madison Square Garden in 2021, and last year he released a feature film titled. Fourth of July, What The Daily Beast critic Nick Schager describes as “pretty scary”.
As Nevins told Edinburgh TV Festival attendees last year, Kantor, Buckley and Ryzik were featured in Suh’s documentary. (Journalists did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment on the project’s fate.) At the festival, Nevins also said that he does not believe the social problems stemming from #MeToo have been resolved.
“It’s really complicated,” Nevins said at the time. “And there’s some backlash against #MeToo – (right now the question is usually) who needs to go and who is allowed to come back.”
Variation Showtime didn’t provide a reason for its decision. The news came just after a report released on Sunday. Hollywood Reporter About how Showtime recently (and quietly) shot the Ron DeSantis episode of the news magazine assistant