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.
But unbeknownst to Christian and Gina, Ryan and Tara were once a couple, and as soon as the two meet again at an audition, their romance is rekindled. When Christian discovers that Tara has been having an affair, he begins to play a series of cruelly escalating mind games with both Ryan and Tara, leading to an act of violence from which there can be no redemption.
Featuring fearless and unprecedented performances from its young cast and coolly beautiful cinematography that captures the tarnished edge of Tinseltown like no film since Mulholland Drive, The Canyons is a thought-provoking examination of privilege run amok.