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confirm by the writer!?



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The Canyons is a contemporary thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho, etc.) to be directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction, Auto-Focus, etc.)

The Canyons documents five twenty-something's quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood.


The film is a collaborative effort stewarded by former Lionsgate producer Braxton Pope as a response to the changing landscape of the film industry. Pope, Ellis and Schrader are partly financing the film themselves through Pope’s new company Sodium Fox in order to maintain complete creative control of the distinct source material. According to Schrader, “We all experienced the frustrations of financing and institutional censorship. But now, with advances in digital photography and distribution, we can tell a story in the manner we choose. Movies are changing and we’re changing with it.”



The Canyons team has realized that Kickstarter is indeed a part of this new independent change, and is seeking to connect with our fan base even further with this campaign. Raising money will assist us in the production of our film in addition to increasing awareness of it. There is a distinct value in having an intimate relationship to those who care most about our work, and we are thankful to Kickstarter for helping foster these relationships.



http://www.kickstart...583/the-canyons

official Link http://www.facebook.com/TheCanyonsFilm

https://twitter.com/.../TheCanyonsFilm


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wait for official confirm if this true

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she just retweeted gavins tweets about it!

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article from May 30

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As Paul Schrader's indie "The Canyons" continues to develop and prepare to roll in front of cameras this summer, the filmmaker and the team behind the film have taken a very active and involved online approach in making the movie. A casting call for the lead roles went out online, and earlier this month a Kickstart initiative was put in place for the last leg of financing for the film, and it has already exceeded the $100,000 goal with flying colors. And now, Schrader wants some input on how the the film should look.
The director hit the film's Facebook page yesterday and gave some pretty fascinating insight on where he sees indie filmmaking these days in terms of the visual approach, citing two very different, yet somewhat similar films. Here's what he had to say:


THE CANYONS. The material is classic BEE. Character driven, dialogue driven, explicit in word if not action. Two visual poles are emerging in the low budget world: on one side, Wong Kar Wai's Fallen Angeles [sic]. On the other Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats. Both styles mix approaches, use hand held, work economically. Both are composed as opposed to faux verite. You could distinquish them by saying Fallen Angels aspires to the characters' POV, Heartbeat to the director's. A third path? Better examples from the micro budget world? Paul S.

From what we gather from what he's saying, these days it's easier to make compositionally accomplished movies on a dime, particularly with continually decreasing costs of shooting digital (which he plans to do on "The Canyons"), and it seems he's looking to fill his Netflix queue with movies to watch to help get inspired. But the subject matter of his picture will likely also inform what kind tactic he takes behind the camera. Penned by Bret Easton Ellis, the film will follow a small group of Los Angeles twenty-somethings -- Christian, Ryan Tara, Gina and Lindsay -- trying to make it in the Hollywood biz. Needless to say, power, sex and ambition all collide as the stories unfold.


Production is slated to begin in June. Any advice for Paul? Head over to Facebook and drop him a line or let us know what movies you think he should watch to prepare. We think Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience" might be a good place to start.
source - blogs.indiewire.com


real indie project
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-It's narrative film/documentary

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she's playing tara and james is playing her bf christian

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.....Mr. Deen, who is prone to calling his work “quote unquote acting,” still seems unconvinced. Looking at a girl while having sex with her, “doesn’t really feel like acting,” he elaborated. “I’ve been a fan of his since I was a little kid,” he said of Mr. Ellis. Nonetheless, Mr. Deen added, “I don’t know why he wants me in this movie so bad.”
Mr. Ellis, who is self-funding The Canyons (working tagline: “It’s not The Hills”) along with Mr. Pope and Mr. Schrader, will be releasing the movie via iTunes, Netflix, and VOD rather than theaters. The film, he said, will feature explicit sex scenes, but purely in service of character and plot development. He insisted that unlike in the Sasha Grey-Steven Soderbergh project, The Girlfriend Experience, Mr. Deen will not be playing a “a meta version” of himself.


First, though, he’ll need to win over 65-year-old Mr. Schrader, who Mr. Ellis says finds “the busyness” around James Deen “more of a distraction.”.....




http://observer.com/...72012/?show=all

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old nypost rumor (March 2012)


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Lindsay Lohan’s current campaign for a career comeback, which kicks off tonight with her “SNL” hosting gig, will continue with a “sexual thriller” from Kris Thykier, the producer of Madonna’s “W.E.”


http://www.locationl...hykier-project/



I think this one is real "sexual thriller"

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Oh yeah, I remember that article! It was right before SNL

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However, a source tells E! News that while Lindsay is on board the project, it's not exactly a done deal.

"Lindsay got the role, she has been cast, and now they're just working out the details with the lawyers and writers to finalize the deal. She has not signed yet."


So, how does Lindsay feel about working with a porn star?

"The appeal of this role for Lindsay is getting to work with Paul Schrader," the source said of the writer-director whose credits include writing Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. "He's an amazing filmmaker and it's an amazing role for her. She couldn't be happier. Although if she'd had a problem with James Deen, she wouldn't have pursued the role."


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Not surprising. Her deals are never signed til the last minute.

Guys, let's not hesitate to try and get this face in the film! ;D Y'know I think I have to give Lindsay credit or else I wouldn't have perfected my dazed, confused, troubled, 'looks like there's something in your eye', seductive look.
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View Postgm37, on June 12 2012, 7:44 PM, said:

Not surprising. Her deals are never signed til the last minute.

Guys, let's not hesitate to try and get this face in the film! ;D Y'know I think I have to give Lindsay credit or else I wouldn't have perfected my dazed, confused, troubled, 'looks like there's something in your eye', seductive look.

omg who is that?? He is sooooooooooooo cuteeee qskanakjdcnskadnklSDNQNKAskaskskasd

Edited by bellarosemand, June 12 2012, 8:00 PM.


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It is I, Trav! The future Academy Award-nominated actor, singer, writer, & director! I peak in the '20s. Let's hope.. x)

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hahaha aw you're really cute i hope you achieve all those things! :)

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Sounds like an intresting movie... Lets hope she signs the deal! :)

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View Postbellarosemand, on June 12 2012, 8:35 PM, said:

hahaha aw you're really cute i hope you achieve all those things! :)


Thank you my good sir! :3

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View Postgm37, on June 13 2012, 1:05 AM, said:

View Postbellarosemand, on June 12 2012, 8:35 PM, said:

hahaha aw you're really cute i hope you achieve all those things! :)


Thank you my good sir! :3

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interview with E!

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"Paul [Schrader] and I met with Lindsay at the Chateau, and she told us she was interested in the lead," Braxton explains about how the casting came to be. "We definitely wanted her for the role. We met again and did some tests, and it was great."

Braxton continues, "Lindsay is incredibly charismatic in person, but unfortunately she is someone whose publicity can overwhelm the most essential fact that she's enormously talented. There's no question that we all want her in this role and we all want her to succeed."


fyi - Braxton Hope = producer

role still 50/50 at this point

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