Lindsay Lohan's maligned new film The Canyons finally has a distributor.
The self-proclaimed "neo-noir thriller" starring LiLo and porn star James Deen has been acquired by IFC Films, which is planning a "multi-platform."
It will soon be available via theatrical, digital and on demand options.
IFC releases indie films in theaters and on demand simultaneously, so it's a logical fit for the controversial project written by Bret Easton Ellis.
The low budget film has received major publicity ... not all of it good.
The New York Times magazine ran an expose on it, straightforwardly entitled "Here's What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie."
Among the details revealed in the article:
- A Lindsay Lohan nude scene she was reluctant to film with Deen
- Director Paul Schrader's mounting frustration with his actress
- The film's rejection by Sundance Film Festival organizers
Basically it's been a disaster from the start, but despite the setbacks, IFC president Jonathan Sehring says people will love the underrated movie.
According to Sehring, New York Film Festival director Kent Jones screened it and called Lohan's Canyons performance "fearless" and "stunning."
"This film is a wild ride through the psyche of Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader. Lindsay Lohan is terrific as Tara and James Deen will be a big surprise for people."
Check out a couple of trailers (plus an audio clip of Lohan losing it on set) below and tell us: Will you check out The Canyons? Maybe? Someday?