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Bret Easton Ellis: ‘The Canyons’ Failed Because of Lindsay

Bret Easton Ellis tweeting praise for Lindsay in the past

Bret Easton Ellis has retracted his love for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

The writer recently opened up about the critical and box office failure of The Canyons, a 2012 film he wrote which starred Lohan and famed porn actor James Deen. "I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don’t mean she wasn’t good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The Canyons has become the Lindsay Lohan film," he explained.

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Lindsay Lohan Was a “Child Lashing Out” on Set of ‘The Canyons’

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan was like a "child lashing out" during filming for The Canyons.

The troubled star plays Tara in the upcoming erotic thriller and her 26-year-old co-star James Deen - who has filmed more than 4,000 porn movies - was taken aback at Lindsay's erratic behavior on the set of his first mainstream flick.

"There were days when she would scream and yell and cry and refuse to come out. In porn I am used to working with professionals who are courteous to others. But Lindsay was like a child lashing out," he revealed.

It was recently revealed that Linsday, 26, was so keen to get her career back on track that she accepted a mere $100 a day for her role in the film - which follows "youth, glamour, sex and surveillance.

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VIDEO: 1950’s Teaser Trailer of the Lindsay Lohan Film ‘The Canyons’

Perhaps due to the film noir content of the story, the folks behind the Bret Easton Ellis-penned The Canyons released a teaser yesterday in the style of a 1950s trailer.

In the film, Lindsay Lohan stars opposite porn star James Deen, one of the two men the trailer claims she must choose between. The acting in the trailer seems a bit cheesy, but I'm truly hoping that it's just confined to the trailer itself and not the film! Directed by Paul Shrader, the film has a slated 2013 release with no exact date set just yet.

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Lindsay Lohan Helps Porn Star Reach New Levels in The Canyons

James Deen and Lindsay Lohan on the set of The CanyonsLindsay Lohan helped porn star James Deen reach new levels of prowess while filming The Canyons.

The 26-year-old actress - who has previously posed nude for Playboy magazine - appears as the adult film star's lover in forthcoming thriller, and James insists the brunette beauty was "super professional" while filming their X-rated scenes in his big screen debut, and he "learned a lot" from her.

"Working with her was awesome. She's super professional; super great. She's a fantastic actress, it was really, really awesome. I feel like I learned a lot from her like in the scenes we did together, they were my stronger scenes."

James appears alongside Milk actor Gus Van Sant and Desperate Housewives beauty Tenille Houston in the movie - which tells the story of a group of youths and their sexual escapades in Los Angeles - and he credits Lindsay for bringing out the "best" in his acting ability. "Working with people who are really strong actors and very talented and stuff brings the best out of you. It was very helpful to me as an amateur," he added.

Lindsay Lohan Worried About The Canyons Nude Scenes

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan is worried about shooting nude scenes in The Canyons.

It was announced earlier this week the troubled actress is to appear opposite a male porn star in the film - about five twentysomethings' quest for power, love, sex and success in modern Hollywood - but she is cautious about appearing naked.

"Lindsay and her team are concerned about the nudity that is involved. Lindsay would be required to do full frontal nudity, and the sex scenes are very, very graphic," a source said.

The 25-year-old star has already posed naked for Playboy magazine, but her team says when it comes to being nude on film, it is a different matter: "Yes, Lindsay has posed nude for Playboy, but she needs to make sure she is comfortable with it, and this is something she can handle as an artist. It's expected that Lindsay will sign the contract in the next two weeks, as filming begins at the beginning of July."

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Lindsay Lohan to Appear With Male Porn Star

Lindsay Lohan and James Deen

Lindsay Lohan will appear opposite a male porn star in her next film. The troubled actress is set to star in The Canyons with James Deen - who has been in over 2,000 pornographic films - which is to begin shooting next month.

"James Deen and Lindsay Lohan have been cast in The Canyons. 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. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it... (sic)" Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote the movie, posted on Twitter.

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