The Orchard says it has canceled Thursday's premiere of "I Love You, Daddy," starring Louis C.K., Chloe Grace Moretz and John Malkovich.

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The black-and-white movie is about a TV writer-producer whose 17-year-old daughter falls in love with a 68-year-old filmmaker.

The gala celebrating it was to take place at New York's Paris Theatre. The film is set for theatrical release on Nov. 17.

"Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight's event for I Love You, Daddy has been canceled," the distribution company said in an email to Variety.

"On behalf of The Orchard, please accept our apologies. We're incredibly sorry for any inconvenience."

C.K. -- who co-stars, wrote and directed the film -- has backed out of a planned appearance on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," as well.

The Hollywood Reporter said the schedule changes were announced as The New York Times is preparing to publish a possibly damaging story about the comedian.