Lindsay Lohan Heading to 'The Canyons' With a Porn Star

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Ah, Lindsay Lohan, a girl who's always in the news though rarely for any good reason. But this time, at least it's because she's landed a new movie. With a porn star, no less.

It's easy to forget that she's an actress and not some errant heiress running amok and causing mischief in Hollywood. Even still, she's said she wants an Oscar by the age of 30, so she'll have to actually make some movies in between court sessions to get her way.

Lucky for her, according to The Wrap, she's found a group of filmmakers who want her for their movie. Yep, Lilo's the girl for Bret Easton Ellis' "The Canyons," a new thriller brainchild of the "American Psycho" writer, co-starring renowned adult film actor James Deen.

Ellis wrote on his Twitter page today, "I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in THE CANYONS," and "Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it."

Singing her praises even further was producer Braxton Pope, who said, "This gets overwhelmed by publicity and her personal tumult, but Lindsay is a very talented actress ... She's not in the same genus as Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton. She's the real deal." Not something you hear everyday, now is it?

According to Ellis' feed, shooting on "The Canyons" will run from July 9-31 in Los Angeles with Lohan — assuming her recent traffic accident hasn't affected her "Liz & Dick" production schedule — and Paul Shrader ("American Gigolo") will direct.