Lindsay Lohan’s ‘The Canyons’ rejected by Sundance Film Festival organizers

By Daniel S Levine,

Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons will not be screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this year and the producers believe that it’s because of the film’s troubled star.

TMZ is reporting that producers believed that the film, which was directed by Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader, would have been easily been considered for a slot. However, they think Lohan was a “turn off” for the organizers.

Nevertheless, producer Braxton Pope told TMZ that agent William Morris/Endeavor has booked a theater to screen the film for interested buyers. He claims several big distributors are interested.

Even if The Canyons was selected, it’s unlikely that either Lohan or her co-star, James Deen, would make it. Deen, a porn star, told TMZ, “It coincides with AVN (the porn awards). Priorities man!!!!!”

The Sundance Film Festival set its competition line-up back in November and its out of competition line-up in December. Ashton Kutcher’s jOBS was selected to close the festival.

The Canyons was recently the focus of a New York Times magazine piece that revealed how difficult Lohan was to work with. Lohan reportedly told friends that the piece was mostly accurate.



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