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The Canyons
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:48:01 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 04:56:16 AM »
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What does that mean
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 11:34:11 AM »
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Five years ago it was a series he was developing for Showtime. He just posted that to his twitter account, not sure what form it will take now.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 05:15:26 PM »
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Paul Schrader's Bret Easton Ellis Penned Sexual Thriller 'The Canyons' To Shoot This Summer, Casting Underway
via The Playlist

Back in January, word cropped up that screenwriter/author Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader were cooking up a microbudget film together, an L.A. based noir. Ellis provocatively teased that the male lead "has to act and be full frontal naked banging girls and guys realistically" and he suggest porn star James Deen for one of the lead roles. Well, the Ellis has provided another update about the movie, tweeting today: "Shooting begins July 9th in Los Angeles..."

While exact plot details are being kept underwraps, The Playlist has learned that the film will follow a small group of Los Angeles of twenty-somethings, in a psycho-sexual thriller that will have both crime and redemption elements. As Ellis has suggested, both the male and female leads will have nudity as a requirement, but we're told it won't be employed salaciously. But perhaps the most intriguing element of the production is how the financing and distribution is being put together.  Ellis, Schrader and producer Braxton Pope are financing the picture, and while they have had some interest from the mini-majors around town, they plan to hang on to the project themselves so they can make it without any compromises. The picture will be shot digitally, with a VOD/Netflix style release planned.

As for who will star, casting has only just begun. There is already an open casting call for the five lead roles: Christian, a trust fund kid, power player and major manipulator, who is a film producer that enjoys filming his own three-way sex sessions; Tara, his girlfriend and former model; Ryan, a bartender and young actor who is angling for a role in Christian's horror movie; Gina, who works for Ryan and is in love with him and is also looking for a role in the horror pic and finally, Lindsay, a former actress turned yoga instructor who is sleeping with Christian, and falling in love with him.

As we said, casting is still very early and Deen has yet to meet with Schrader to talk about the film. Despite the seemingly pulp nature of the material, we're told it's very much an actor's piece and the filmmakers are looking for actors who can deliver.

Shooting on "The Canyons" will take place from July 9-31. Updates on the project can be found at the Facebook page.


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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 03:41:23 AM »
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 12:35:44 AM »
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I always get excited by an Bret Easton Ellis synopsis but then when I see the finished product I'm always unimpressed. I'm interested in the synopsis.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 01:04:56 PM »
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im intrested in all them hidden credits, any word on attched talent?
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 12:02:52 AM »
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Possibly you??

Quote from: THE CANYONS Facebook
Actors may upload auditions at https://www.letitcast.com/en/castings/2099676293-the-canyons
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 12:21:33 AM »
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Bret Easton Ellis Unveils 'The Canyons' Trailer Sans Lindsay Lohan (Video)
The promo for the writer's upcoming indie film is a montage of images from L.A.

Bret Easton Ellis has released the first trailer for his forthcoming indie film The Canyons.

Lindsay Lohan in Negotiations to Join Bret Easton Ellis' 'The Canyons'

Although Lindsay Lohan and adult film actor James Deen are attached to star, both are missing from the promo, which features a montage of images from Los Angeles such as the Hollywood sign and the legendary celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont. The soundtrack is the song "Coming Down" from the Dum Dum Girls, and the mood -- not to mention the West Coast imagery -- recalls the sleepy filler scenes from MTV's The Hills (a resemblance also noted by the Huffpo).

But this is not a reality show: it's an indie sexual thriller that adapts a script by the American Psycho author. As of last month, Lohan -- also set to star in the Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick -- was in talks to join Deen in the movie, which begins shooting this month with Paul Schrader in the director’s seat. The movie recently closed its funding via Kickstarter.

Ellis tweeted Lohan’s involvement in June, writing: "Shooting THE CANYONS starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it... ."


Trailer here.
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 12:40:17 AM »
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Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 07:09:01 PM »
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"After getting busted last week by the Santa Monica Promenade mall nazis for trying to go guerilla on their ass we tucked our collective tails between our legs and negotiated a price to return after which head female SM mall nazi said, in effect, Oops, sorry, there is no price because we don't like you. Thanks to the kindness of Rona of the Westside Century City Mall we were able to relocate there and using security and extras (yes we learned our lesson) shot the scene with Lindsay and wrapped the film."
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 12:17:59 PM »
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I love Paul Schrader and I love Ellis....

But why cast Lindsay lohan?... That's just a waste of a character right there.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 02:17:45 PM »
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I enjoyed Lohan in "Bobby" (so underrated that movie) and she was OK in "A Prairie Home Companion" and funny in "Mean Girls", so I don't have a problem with her casting. Schrader will take good care of her.
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Re: The Canyons
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 05:41:31 PM »
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Teaser Trailer


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