IFC Buys Rights To Paul Schrader’s The Canyons


It’s been a long road to get here, but Paul Schrader finally has found a home for his new film, The Canyons.

Variety is reporting that his new film, starring the pair of Lindsay Lohan and pornstar James Deen, has been nabbed by none other than IFC Films. With their standard theatrical/VOD day-and-date release scheduled for sometime this summer, the lightning rod of controversy finally has a distributor.

Penned by Bret Easton Ellis, the film is likely best known for the scathing NY Times Magazine article penned about the film’s production, but the more one hears Schrader talk about it (saying routinely that the film is for the post-theatrical age) the more difficult is it to hold back interest. The cast and creative team is extremely intriguing, and with all of this controversy, it’s become one of the most talked about films of 2013, and it hasn’t even debuted.

A Criterion release doesn’t seem likely, but then again, who knows. Early buzz is soft but oddly positive, so it could be the best mess of a film you’ll see all year, or just an absolute gem. I’ve got high hopes.

Source Variety

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