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Talk about "The Canyons," Paul Schrader's new film starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, has been nearly unavoidable, even though you'd be hard pressed to find the movie on a big screen. (It debuted on VOD and in select theaters in New York last week, and opens in Los Angeles this weekend.) Almost as controversial as the sex and violence-filled unrated film itself is its screenwriter, Bret Easton Ellis.
Perhaps equally known for his writing ("American Psycho") and his penchant for inflammatory remarks (remember when he said that "Zero Dark Thirty" was receiving attention just because director Kathryn Bigelow was a "very hot woman"?), Ellis, 49, has staked out what seems to be a permanent corner of the spotlight on literary terrain.
NextMovie called up Ellis this week to talk about paranoia, Lindsay Lohan and whether "The Canyons" is feminist. Get More »
Hey, at least the movie got made, right?
Lindsay Lohan emerges as a whole new kind of train wreck thanks to an extremely detailed and revealing article that was published today in the New York Times. Ace reporter Stephen Rodrick delivers a lengthy but utterly fascinating read about "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" screenwriter Paul Schrader, Twitter bully Bret Easton Ellis, porn superstar James Deen and everyone's favorite former Disney princess coming together to make "The Canyons," a microbudgeted sex-and-drugs odyssey funded mostly by a Kickstarter campaign. Get More »
Hey, remember when we told you yesterday that somebody at Lionsgate decided it would be a good idea to remake "American Psycho" with a really tiny budget and an unknown director even though the critically acclaimed original starring Christian Bale was a box office success and arrived in theaters just 11 short years ago? Well, "American Psycho" Bret Easton Ellis must have read that article too, because posted his reaction on Twitter last night and he laid down the law.
"I have warned Lionsgate," Ellis tweeted, "that I will not approve a new version of "American Psycho" unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER."
Your move, Lionsgate. Get More »
Hayden Panettiere of "Heroes" fame and Nikki Reed of the "Twilight" franchise are heading back to school. The Hollywood golden girls have signed on to star in the teen thriller "Downers Grove."
"American Psycho" writer Brett Easton Ellis penned the screenplay, which is based on the novel by Michael Hornberg. "Prom Night"'s Nelson McCormick is set to take the reigns in the director's chair. Get More »