Yesterday, renown author Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Informers) tweeted that porn star James Deen and Lindsay Lohan in his latest big-screen project, The Canyons. In Ellis' own tweet words, "And I am beyond thrilled that James Deen and Lindsay Lohan will be playing the parts of Christian and Tara in The Canyons… Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it…”

The Canyons, a Los Angeles-set erotic thriller, is the result of a Kickstarter campaign publicized by Ellis and director Paul Schrader (the screenwriter behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull).

Deen will play the main character, Christian, a "trust fund kid, power player and major manipulator, who is a film producer that enjoys filming his own three-way sex sessions," and Lohan is onboard to play his girlfriend, a former model named Tara, who "has sold her pride for the material comforts Christian can provide." The film will shoot in L.A. throughout July.

[via W.E.N.N.]