"The Canyons" to screen at Venice

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A contemporary thriller neo-noir set in L.A. detailing the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of people in their 20's and how one chance meeting unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately, violence. Directed by Paul Schrader and produced by Braxton Pope, the film stars Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk & Amanda Brooks.
June 7th, 2013

Lindsay Lohan's comeback movie 'The Canyons' will be screen at the Venice Film Festival.

The erotic thriller will stage an international premiere at the spectacle - which runs from August 28 to September 7 - after being rejected by several other movie festivals, reportedly the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, due to ''quality issues'', which are said to stem from the film's $250,000 budget.

But the project - which has been written by 'American Psycho' novelist Bret Easton Ellis and helmed by 'American Gigolo' director Paul Schrader - will play to audiences at Venice while Schrader serves on the jury.

The surprise decision appears to be a positive step for Lindsay, who will complete a court ordered 90-day stint in rehab in August.

The 'Mean Girls' star appears as actress Tara in the motion picture alongside porn star James Deen, who portrays her boyfriend, a young film producer called Christian.

But Christian's life takes a turn for the worst when he becomes aware of an affair Tara had with an actor from her past.