Porn Star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan Cast in Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

Porn Star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan Cast in Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

Jun 12, 2012

After a successful Kickstarter campaign for American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis' and Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader, The Canyons is ready to roll. Schrader will be directing the contemporary thriller that documents five twenty-something's quest for power, love, sex, and success in present day Hollywood. The chatty writer Ellis took to Twitter last night and shared that the project will be moving forward with porn star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan.

Ellis has been talking up Deen for some time now, describing the role as perfect for the young up-and-comer (no pun intended!) since it requires full frontal nudity and realistic sex scenes. Deen's got a killer smile, a sly sense of humor, and the experience to pull it all off, so we're excited to see it's a go. If Lohan can manage to stay out of trouble long enough, this might be the perfect, intense role to make her stand out in a positive way. We'd much rather be writing about her talents and successful return to Hollywood than the strange duck lips that have found their way onto her face.

The writer seems to be confident she can pull it off, which is encouraging. "I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it," he told his Twitter following.

This will be Deen's first big shot at a more mainstream career. You can see Lohan next on the small screen in her appearance as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick. The Canyons starts shooting July 9 through the 31 in Los Angeles. Check out their Kickstarter video below.

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