The first official trailer of Paul Schrader’s The Canyons just surfaced on web today, there were some others trailers before, but this one was said as the official one. The films premiere in selected theaters on August 2nd and VOD. And it will premiere at The Venice Film Festival in the end of August.
Synopsis: Christian (James Deen) it’s a young filmmaker who’s financing a horror film simply to keep his dad off his back about doing something with his life. He has been dating Tara (Lindsay Lohan) for about a year — she was an aspiring actress/model who settled down with him when the reality of the business became apparent to her. She’s now just Christian’s bored plaything. Christian’s assistant Gina is casting the film with assistance from Tara. Gina is pushing Ryan, her boyfriend and struggling actor, for the lead. Unbeknownst to either Christian or Gina, Ryan and Tara were a couple three years ago. When Ryan came back into Tara’s life during the auditions for the movie, they reignited their affair. But Christian, a dangerous control-freak, finds out about the affair and starts playing cruel mind games with both Tara and Ryan, which escalate into an act of bloody violence.
Oh, come on! Let’s be honest, it’s exciting to see a new film from the writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, director of American Gigolo and the writer of American Psycho and Less Than Zero, these are all classics! And there’s another plus, we’ll see the most (probably) controversial and most talked actress of nowdays,
(most for the wrong reasons, but who doesn’t love a good comeback story? We should not doubt of someone’s talent and acting hability) miss Lindsay Lohan acting in a non-romcom or a bad-biopic movie (lol). And they just had the amazing idea of team up Lohan with a famous porn star, James Deen whose director was not sure about casting, but then was convinced when saw his performance, I’m in no position to judge, is any of us? I’ve learn to not hate/criticize in a bad way something that I have not seen it yet. But does it sound like a good idea?
Probably not, but Schrader himself praised Lohan for her performance, comparing her with Ann-Margaret or even saying she’s more talented than Monroe (
perharps you should take it a little bit slowly Mr Schrader), even tho the infamous New York Times article reveals what a nightmare it is to work with someone like Lohan and Schrader described just like this: “But that’s life with Lindsay, she’s an uber magnet of public fascination. That has an upside and downside, but for me mostly upside. Every film is difficult for different reasons. LL tried my patience but in the end, she was worth it. So, would I do it again? Yes!” but to be honest, I had never doubt of her talent as an actress, I’ve learn that you can not compare someone’s work to his/her personal life, america praised this girl once, they’ll probably do it again.
That said, this is definitely a film to watch it with your mind open, expecting to be so bad that it’ll become so good (or at least I’m sure it won’t be as bad as Spring Breakers was, I’ll write about it soon). If you don’t understand what’s the movie is about, check the trailer.