"The Canyons" has just unveiled a very vintage new trailer that presents a 1950s melodramatic tone. The black-and-white video basically highlights Lindsay Lohan's tumultuous relationship with James Deen. The two are seen having some heated arguments in many of the scenes. Deen seemingly accuses Lohan of cheating with another man. "If you ever see him again, I will kill him," so Deen threatens his on-screen girlfriend at one point.
Aside from featuring Lohan and Deen's troubled relationship, the trailer offers some humorous tone as it seems to be designed as a spoof. It begins with a "Post Empire Kickstarter" logo which bears resemblance to 20th Century Fox logo. The narrator then introduces the film which comes "from the Twitter-obsessed pen of author Brett Easton Ellis" and from "never-nominated director Paul Schrader."
Major plot details of "The Canyons" are still kept under wraps. So far, the film is described as a contemporary L.A. noir about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20's. It sees how one chance that connects to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.
Lohan stars as Tara, who is "addicted to a materialist lifestyle," while Deen tackles the part of Tara's boyfriend Christian, a "manipulative trust-fund kid with dreams of making a movie." They are joined by Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks, Lauren Schacher, Tenille Houston and Jim Boeven.
The movie is expected to hit the U.S. theaters sometime in 2013.