But, producer Braxton Pope stands by the film despite the criticism. ” ‘The Canyons’ is a controversial, provocative piece of filmmaking,” Pope told MTV News exclusively in response to The Hollywood Reporterreport. “The content of the film is incompatible with provincial film sensibilities. When the film is released, audiences will decide whether it is successful or not.”
A source close to the festival, which takes place this March in Austin, told THR that they passed on the film for a number of reasons, including the fact that “it’s got an ugliness and a deadness to it.”
“Regarding SXSW, as an alum of the festival, having produced two films that premiered there, I received an email from the head of the fest apologizing for theirlack of professionalism in talking to the press,” Pope told MTV News.
This not the film’s first film festival rejection. Earlier this month, TMZ reported that the Sundance Film Festival passed on the project as well.
Along with Lohan, “The Canyons” stars adult film starJames Deen. It was written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader. The film revolves around young people in Hollywood and the seedy underbelly of the glitzy city. Last year, Pope spoke to MTV News about hiring the troubled actress for a lead in the flick and seemed unconcerned by her tabloid dramas.
“What’s kind of lost in a lot of the Lindsay discussions is the fact that Lindsay is a very talented actress,” he said. “She’s very charismatic and she has a lot of acting skills. So her lifestyle and some of the things that she’s gone through have tended to kind of overwhelm the fact, but Lindsay has kind of real talent. So for this part, we felt that she was really the right actor for a host of different reasons.”
It's been a wild ride for Lindsay's Lohan's "The Canyons," but the new-age noir has finally found its home. IFC Films has acquired the North American rights for the film, and it's slated to hit theaters this summer."I am delighted our film has found an enthusiastic home at IFC," director ...
(Cover) - EN Movies - Lindsay Lohan's The Canyon's co-star James Deen was happy to give the actress extra attention during the orgy scene.The 26-year-old starlet stars alongside the porn star in the controversial Los Angeles noir movie directed by Paul Schrader.Lindsay was involved in a fully nude four-way sex ...
Lindsay Lohan's racy sex scenes in movie The Canyons could be purposely leaked online, it has been claimed.The producers of the film are allegedly considering leaking clips of the saucy scenes in order to increase interest in the project.According to reports, The Canyons doesn't have a theatrical release date as ...
Lindsay Lohan has slammed an exposé about her irrational and dangerous behaviour on the set of The Canyons.The 26-year-old appears alongside porn star-turned-actor James Deen in the forthcoming thriller, about youth, sex and glamour in Los Angeles.Stephen Rodrick was given permission to shadow the production for an article in New ...
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly involved in a spat with reality star Francesca Eastwood.The 25-year-old actress was at Bootsy Bellows club earlier this week when the alleged encounter happened with Clint Eastwood's daughter.A source told Us Weekly that Lindsay wanted to make her presence felt at the Hollywood venue."Francesca was celebrating ...
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Though those of us who write about film like to believe otherwise, most movies don’t have a lot to say about social or cultural moments. It’s partly, as you’ll often hear, because films are the culmination of a years-long effort whose moment has generally passed by the time a movie actually gets to the screen.