Louis C.K. to Direct, Star in Indie FilmPosted: May 5, 2015
And mirroring Louie, C.K. will perform triple-duties for the film — writing, directing and starring in the indie I’m a Cop, which is being produced by heavyweight producer Scott Rudin.
“I don’t feel like I need anyone to tell me anything with a TV show because I know exactly what I’m doing, but I’d be arrogant to think that I can take someone’s $8 million and just turn in a movie. Movies are different. There’s a permanency to them.”
Rudin is producing with Dave Becky and Blair Breard, the latter an exec producer on C.K.’s Louie as well as a couple of the comedian’s specials, including the upcoming Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store.
“I was dealing with people every day whose pressures I didn’t understand, and I wasn’t very nice about how I said no to them. I put myself in a position I didn’t have to be in. A lot of what makes this kind of stuff work is empathy.”
The script tells of a depressed middle-aged man who is a volunteer police officer living in the shadow of his mother, a highly decorated retired officer. When she dies, her continued influence forces him to become a real police officer, which is something he never wanted to be.
- Louis C.K. to Write, Direct, and Star in Indie Flick ‘I’m a Cop’ (flavorwire.com)
- Cop movie for Louis CK (chortle.co.uk)
- Louis C.K. to Write, Direct and Star in New Movie I AM A COP (collider.com)
- Louis C.K. Will Write, Direct, and Star in Movie Titled I’m a Cop (mediaite.com)
- Louis C.K. to Write, Direct and Star in Indie Movie ‘I’m a Cop’ (thewrap.com)