3:25PM: Producers for the movie are now trying to track down and remove the leaked screeners.
It got pulled from an official release, but Louis C.K.‘s infamous new movie has found its way on to the internet.
“I Love You, Daddy” began popping up on torrent sites in the early hours of Monday morning, making the film available to download in its entirety.
The group that allegedly released the flick, Hive-CM8, wrote in the file notes that, “We decided to let this one title go out this month, since it never made it to the cinema, and nobody knows if it ever will go to retail at all.”
Hive-CM8 added, “Either way their [sic] is no perfect time to release it anyway, but we think it would be a waste to let a great Louis C.K. go unwatched and nobody can even see or buy it.”
As we previously reported, the movie was scrapped following C.K.’s sexual harassment scandal and eventual admission of guilt. Chloë Grace Moretz was especially upset over the marred project because there was talk of her performance being Oscar-worthy.
Louis C.K. was reportedly working on buying back the rights to the movie so he would be able to release it himself, but it seems he has been beaten to the punch.
It is also kind of interesting that the movie leaked online the same day Golden Globe nominations are announced. Obviously, this does not qualify the film for consideration, but at least now people will see it.
It’s currently unclear if Louis C.K. or the producers of the film will be taking legal action over the leak.