IFC Films picks up 'The Canyons,' starring Lindsay Lohan

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The Canyons, the already infamous Lindsay Lohan movie from the minds of writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader, has been acquired by IFC Films and will premiere day-and-date and on digital platforms in the early summer of 2013. Lohan stars as the girlfriend of a wealthy Hollywood movie producer — played by porn star James Deen — and their relationship ultimately devolves under dark and demanding sexual tension. “I am delighted our film has found an enthusiastic home at IFC,” Shrader said, in a statement. “We envisioned The Canyons as a multi-platform release from the beginning and no company knows that world better than IFC.”

The low-budget movie will have a special premiere screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, followed by a conversation with Schrader and Kent Jones, director of programming of the New York Film Festival. ”On one level, The Canyons is a visually and tonally precise, acid-etched horror story of souls wandering through a hyper-materialistic hell, with a fearless and, I think, stunning performance by Lindsay Lohan at its center,” said Jones. “On another level, it’s an inspiration and an example to us all: it’s difficult for me to imagine another filmmaker of Paul Schrader’s stature diving into the world of crowd-sourced moviemaking, let alone with such fervor, dedication and rigor.”

Read more:
‘Canyons’ star James Deen on working with Lindsay Lohan, the ‘NY Times’ article, and always being known as ‘that porn guy’
7 biggest non-Lindsay Lohan takeaways from the ‘New York Times’ profile of ‘The Canyons’


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