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Bret Easton Ellis Writing CW Series For 'Twilight' Director, Donald Glover Developing Solo Sitcom At NBC

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 8:44 PM
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The TV season is about to get underway, with a handful of shows already starting airing, and, for the most part, there's not an awful lot to get excited about. A few shows that have our interest (mostly hitting cable in the New Year), and some returning favorites, obviously, but a thin slate of new series by most accounts. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything coming down the pipe, as a few announcements in the last few days have made clear.

Gus Van Sant Joins Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'; Behind The Scenes Photos Of James Deen, Lindsay Lohan & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 6, 2012 10:20 AM
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Who knows what to expect with Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" starring porn star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan. With the film now in the midst of production, they've pulled out another surprise with writer-director Gus Van Sant now evidently joining as an actor in a supporting role. Announced by Ellis on Twitter and on the "The Canyons" Facebook page, Van Sant will play the psychiatrist of the protagonist played by Deen.

Porn Star James Deen & Lindsay Lohan To Star In Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 12, 2012 9:21 AM
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Nice move, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader, you've definitely got people's attention now. "American Psycho" scribe Ellis has revealed on Twitter that their upcoming L.A. erotic thriller, "The Canyons," will now star Lindsay Lohan alongside porn star James Deen, who was an early pick by Ellis.

Teaser Poster For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' Written By Bret Easton Ellis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 5:19 PM
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Well, it's still looking for a cast and not yet in front of cameras, but it looks like the team behind Paul Schrader's upcoming indie sexual thriller "The Canyons" is looking to get the buzz going a bit early.

Paul Schrader's Bret Easton Ellis Penned Sexual Thriller 'The Canyons' To Shoot This Summer, Casting Underway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 5:32 PM
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Back in January, word cropped up that screenwriter/author Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader were cooking up a microbudget film together, an L.A. based noir. Ellis provocatively teased that the male lead "has to act and be full frontal naked banging girls and guys realistically" and he suggested porn star James Deen for one of the lead roles. Well, the Ellis has provided another update about the movie, tweeting today: "Shooting begins July 9th in Los Angeles..."

Bret Easton Ellis Penning Microbudget Noir For Paul Schrader, Wants Porn Star James Deen To Star

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 23, 2012 9:19 AM
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Could shock-novelist Bret Easton Ellis' next detour lead him down some dark alleyways with the writer of "Taxi Driver"? If Ellis' topsy-turvy Twitter account (via ONTD) is to be believed, he's working on an "L.A. noir micro budget Paul Schrader movie." And he's got an interesting, NSFW Google search lead in mind.

Is Ryan Gosling Starring In Gaspar Noé's Bret Easton Ellis-Penned 'The Golden Suicides?'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 21, 2011 9:00 AM
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We can't say we were aware of the fact before, but it turns out that Bret Easton Ellis is quite the movie fan. His Twitter followers have, of late, been treated to streams of updates on the author's opinions of all the latest releases, with a little Oscar prognostication thrown in for good measure. We can't say we agree with all his opinions entirely, but it's certainly been entertaining, and we hope it continues.

Bret Easton Ellis Says 'American Psycho' Remake Will Be "Genuine"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 3:42 PM
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Of all the remakes to be announced in the last little while, Lionsgate's do-over of "American Psycho" has generated the most (outraged) chatter. Already deemed a contemporary classic starring a wickedly deranged Christian Bale and directed with finesse by Mary Harron, the film took the source novel's satircal edge to its logical ends. Anyway, the story is being updated to contemporary New York by commercials and music video director Noble Jones (who also helmed the Grammy nominated "10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroad"), and of all people, it's the author Bret Easton Ellis who has become a champion of sorts for the movie.

Roger Avary To Direct Bret Easton Ellis' 'Glamorama' In 2012?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 13, 2011 12:12 PM
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The last time Roger Avary directed a film, it was in collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis. Together, the two of them were responsible for the hyperactive 2002 adaptation of "The Rules Of Attraction" and something of a spinoff in the mostly-improvisational "Glitterati" cut together from the extensive footage shot for Victor's European trip sequence. And how did that go? 'Attraction' pulled in less than $12 million worldwide, while "Glitterati" has only been seen by a handful of people and may never obtain any sort of release due to its pornographic content. So, naturally, Avary hasn't directed anything in almost a decade (not to mention his brief stint in jail). And in a perfect example of Hollywood logic, it looks like he'll return to directing with another collaboration with Ellis.

Gaspar Noé May Direct Bret Easton Ellis Script 'The Golden Suicides'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 7:18 AM
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Considering the horrors that some authors get put through with film adaptations of their work, literary enfant terrible Bret Easton Ellis has been fairly lucky. "Less Than Zero" is fairly decent, while Mary Harron turned out a terrific adaptation of "American Psycho," and even "The Rules of Attraction" has its moments, despite the source material not being very good -- leaving Gregor Jordan's disastrous "The Informers," the film on which the writer made his screenwriting debut, as the only out-and-out failure.

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