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OTRC: Lindsay Lohan to co-star with porn actor in 'The Canyons'?

Although Lindsay Lohan is in the middle taking on the role of Elizabeth Taylor in her latest film "Liz & Dick," she may already be gearing up for a new role alongside porn actor James Deen in a film titled "The Canyons."

The film's screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis, who is known for writing novels like "Less Than Zero" and "American Psycho," Tweeted about the actress' involvement in the film on June 11.

"James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will star in THE CANYONS," Ellis wrote at 9 p.m. He later added, "And I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in THE CANYONS by BEE."

Ellis also said that the film will begin shooting in July. "Shooting THE CANYONS starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it," he wrote.

A spokesperson for the Lohan told OnTheRedCarpet.com on June 12 that Lohan's involvement in the film could not be officially confirmed.

The actress is currently shooting the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick." In the film, Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor opposite "GCB" actor Grant Bowler, who stars as Richard Burton.

The Lifetime Original Movie will be based on the story of Taylor's torrid romance with actor Richard Burton and started principal photography in Los Angeles on June 4. It is slated for release later this year.

"The Canyons" will be directed by Paul Schrader, who is also a screenwriter. Schrader has written the screenplays for legendary Hollywood films like "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull."

Lohan's co-star, Deen, is a 26-year-old adult film actor who won "Male Performer of the Year" at the AVN Awards in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The movie also had a Kickstarter campaign and raised its initial funding goal three days ago. Kickstarter is a site which allows people to raise money for creative projects online and anyone can pledge money toward the project for perks. The backers of the film have pledged $159,015 toward the movie.

According to the film's page on Kickstarter, the movie documents five 20-somesthings who are on a quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood. Lionsgate producer Braxton Pope, Ellis and Scarder are partly financing the movie themselves in order to maintain creative control.

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