The Canyons

(2013)

Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara's infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Canyons’ Featurette

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Canyons’ Featurette

Director Paul Schrader and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis take fans behind-the-scenes of their indie film The Canyons in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD release on November 26. The filmmakers describe why they cast a former child star (Lindsay Lohan) with the biggest adult film star (James Deen) in this Hollywood drama. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes footage you can't see anywhere else, before picking up the Blu-ray and DVD, in stores today.

Arrogant young trust-fund baby Christian (adult-film star James Deen) is working on financing a horror film simply to keep his dad off his back. His girlfriend Tara (Lindsay Lohan, Mean Girls, Liz & Dick, Machete, Georgia Rule) is helping him with casting, and his producer, Gina (Amanda Brooks, Happy Hour) is trying to get her struggling actor boyfriend Ryan (Nolan Gerard Funk, Awkward) the lead role. Christian is also fond of inviting strangers into his home for threesomes or foursomes with the very willing Tara - and captures all the action on his smartphone.

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‘The Canyons’ Final Poster with Lindsay Lohan

‘The Canyons’ Final Poster with Lindsay Lohan

How far would you go to get ahead in the City of Angels? On behalf of IFC, we are pleased to share the new poster for their provocative and highly anticipated film The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen.

The Canyons was released August 2nd, 2013.

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Second ‘The Canyons’ Trailer

Second ‘The Canyons’ Trailer

With an amazing schlock pedigree, The Canyons has become an instant cult classic without much of the movie even being seen by the public yet. Directed by Paul Schrader, written by Bret Easton Ellis, and starring couple of the decade Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, this tumultuous production has become legend. After three previous trailers that refused to offer a real hint at the madness that lies within, today we get our first real glimpse at what we can expect when this story of Los Angeles' disenfranchised trust fund community collapses into theaters August 2, on its way to generations of future midnight screenings.

The Canyons was released August 2nd, 2013.

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Lindsay Lohan Seduces James Deen in New ‘The Canyons’ Photos

Lindsay Lohan Seduces James Deen in New ‘The Canyons’ Photos

Director Paul Schrader and writer Bret Easton Ellis have teamed up to bring the world the most notorious movie of the year, The Canyons, starring perpetually troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, porn star James Deen, and a knockout turn by Portland's king of perverse, Gus Van Sant. The story follows a group of disenchanted 20-somethings struggling to live through the post-Empire era of Los Angeles, California. Check out the two latest photos from the movie, followed by the filmmaker's comments.

Paul Schrader had this to say regarding the much talked about drama, which is in theaters this August."To be honest, it's something we created. We stirred the pot, simply with the casting of Lindsay Lohan and James Deen. And Lindsay brings with her, her drama and then Bret Easton Ellis, he has a very promiscuous Twitter finger, and he can always be relied on to upset somebody with some tweet. We kind of stirred our town pot.

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‘The Canyons’ Acquired by IFC Films

‘The Canyons’ Acquired by IFC Films

The film will premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms in early summer in conjunction with a Special Presentation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center where The Canyons will be screened and followed by a conversation with Schrader and Kent Jones, Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival. Schrader presented a Master Class on crowdsourcing and DIY production at last year's New York Film Festival and will return to expand upon the process of making the film in a post-screening discussion.

The Canyons, a post-modern story about power and the dark side of Hollywood, centers around a scheming and very wealthy movie producer Christian (Deen) who makes movies to satisfy his father's demands that he maintain a viable career. Lohan stars as Tara, his girlfriend who's hiding an affair with an actor from her past. Christian becomes more and more demanding, inviting various sex partners to join him and Tara in his luxurious Malibu Canyon lair.

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‘The Canyons’ '30s Comedy' Trailer with Lindsay Lohan

‘The Canyons’ '30s Comedy' Trailer with Lindsay Lohan

Director Paul Schrader (American Gigolo) and writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) have teamed up for The Canyons, a dark thriller about youth, glamour, and sex in Los Angeles circa 2012. The movie hasn't been given an official release date just yet, but a third trailer has dropped, this time spoofing the black & white comedies of the 1930s. Watch as Lindsay Lohan tries her hand at screwball comedy, which isn't quite the tone we'll see on screen when this hits later in the year.

The Canyons was released August 2nd, 2013.

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‘The Canyons’ Sexy 1950s Noir Inspired Trailer Featuring Lindsay Lohan

‘The Canyons’ Sexy 1950s Noir Inspired Trailer Featuring Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan and adult film star James Deen dwell in The Canyons, a new Kickstarter project from the Twitter obsessed pen of author Bret Easton Ellis and the never-nominated director Paul Schrader. A second trailer has arrived, which pays homage to the great noir thrillers of the 1950s. Take a look at this titillating Drive-In Movie inspired thriller about a group of Los Angeles lowlifes, which also features Nolan Gerard Funk and Amanda Brooks.

The Canyons was released August 2nd, 2013.

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‘The Canyons’ Trailer Starring Lindsay Lohan

‘The Canyons’ Trailer Starring Lindsay Lohan

Adult film actor James Deen also stars in Paul Schrader's indie drama about five twenty-somethings searching for love and success in L.A.