Lindsay Lohan is desperate to get back in the film game, and likely just as desperate for a paycheck, but will her role in “The Canyons” really help her get her mojo back? A new trailer suggests this could be the biggest bomb ever. Then again, maybe not.
Lohan was first offered a cameo in the movie and actually lobbied for the lead role, which producer Braxton Pope was only too happy to give her.
Lohan’s attachment to the film certainly elevated it’s visibility. It’s described as a “neo-noir thriller” about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition. It focuses on a group of 20-somethings and their spiral downward into “deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.”
Lohan is starring with porn star James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks, Tenille Houston and Gus Van Sant. The “Mean Girls” star has already raised eyebrows by demanding the crew strip down during her bedroom nude scenes.
Lohan plays Tara, who’s described in the trailer as “sweet as sin.” Deen’s is described “the boy next door… gone bad!” He’s described as a “huge” new talent. (get it…haha)
Bret Easton Ellis has written the script and should know the subject matter by now. Most of his books have focused on the same themes, disaffected 20-something rich kids who are promiscuous, bored and violence prone. Ellis’s novels have been widely praised and hotly criticized.
Ellis has often described his work as satirical and “The Canyons” looks like it’s shaping up to be a melodramatic send-up of the porn industry? Then again, maybe not.
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