Lindsay Lohan might soon be making a move to “The Canyons.” According to the film’s screenwriter, Bret Easton Ellis, she has just nabbed the leading role in the flick, set to shoot this summer.
“James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will star in THE CANYONS,” Ellis tweeted about the actors. Deen is best known for his work in adult films. The film will be directed by Paul Schrader. “And I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in THE CANYONS by BEE.”
Filming for “The Canyons” will begin next month. Currently Lohan is shooting the Lifetime Elizabeth Taylor biopic, “Liz & Dick,” and is also embroiled in a new spat of troubles tied to an L.A.-area car accident . However, Ellis remained optimistic about the casting when he added, “Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it.”
A rep for the actress could not confirm that Lohan would be appearing the flick when MTV News reached out for comment.
According to a poster for the film, the tagline is “It’s not ‘The Hills,’ ” a reference to the popular MTV reality show that followed the glamorized lives of Lauren Conrad and her pals. This is expected to be a grittier take on young people and their struggles in Hollywood.
Indiewire reports that Deen’s Christian is a “trust fund kid, power player and major manipulator, who is a film producer that enjoys filming his own three-way sex sessions.” Meanwhile, Lohan’s ex-model character, Tara, is his girlfriend who “has sold her pride for the material comforts Christian can provide.” Three other roles remain uncast: bartender and wannabe actor Ryan, Ryan’s employee and fellow actor Gina, and former actress/yoga instructor Lindsay, who is carrying on an affair with Christian.
“The Canyons” recently got funded through a Kickstarter initiative. The film will get a video-on-demand release sometime in the future.