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The Canyons

SNUBBED

By Sundance

1/16/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The producers of Lindsay Lohan's film, "The Canyons," are stunned that their flick has been rejected by The Sundance Film Festival and they think it's largely Lindsay's fault.

We're told the Sundance people reached out to producers to screen the movie, and we're told producers were led to believe it was a shoo-in.

But we found out Sundance passed on the film recently, and the film's producers believe it might be due in part to the hijinks of its troubled star.  They think Lindsay was a "turn off" to the highfalutin Sundance folks.

"The Canyons" producer, Braxton Pope, tells us his agents William Morris/Endeavor are having a screening for buyers at the end of the month and a number of big companies are interested.

We also spoke with Lindsay's co-star -- porn star James Deen -- who tells us he's not bothered about the Sundance diss ... saying, "It coincides with AVN (the porn awards). Priorities man!!!!!"

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61.

richardwww    

A member of staff at the Dorchester said 'it was a pleasure having Lindsay stay with us, she was sweet to everyone and very down to earth, such a lovely young woman'

642 days ago
62.

Tracy    

If "Sundance reached out to producers to screen the movie," the folks at Sundance clearly knew Lindsey was in it and that didn't stop them from giving it a look. Obviously, then, they just didn't like what they saw. It wasn't the mere fact she's in it, it's the fact that the movie sucks, and Lindsey most likely sucks in it.

642 days ago
63.

LLsez    

JUST IN from CNN:
"The Canyons" was rejected by Blue Ray.

642 days ago
64.

odie    

Oh, the producers THINK Sundance turned down their movie because of Crackie's antics? How about they turned it down because it is a PORN movie, starring PORN stars and one high profile actress on a downward spiral of addiction and mental illness that they USED only for publicity. No one would be talking about this movie if Crackie wasn't in it,much less have it submitted for consideration at Sundance. And now these once talented but clearly burnt out porn peddlers are blaming her antics-the reason why she agreed to degrade herself because no one else will hire her and the only reason THEY HIRED her-as the cause of the film's failure to be picked up by mainstream distributors??? How about it is a PORN MOVIE and a badly executed one at that. All they wanted to do was make a pile of money USING someone in crisis and not they're blaming Crackie? They want to make money? They need to STOP deluding themselves that this is an "art" film and give it to the man responsible for ****rashian's sex tape-because its a PORN MOVIE!!! I cannot believe I actually stuck up for Crackie-I feel ill now and will need a moment... JFC!!!!

642 days ago
65.

Donna Borges    

I love coming to this site just for the comments on Lohan which I certainly agree with you that she's a waste of space.
But I gotta say, you are by far the wittiest people I have ever encountered in a comments section. I actually woke my husband up the other morning because I couldn't stop laughing out loud at some of the things said. And he's in the br, and I'm in the den. Keep it up; you guys and gals are a scream.

642 days ago
66.

Graeme    

They can blame it on her, but without her they wouldn't have got all the publicity either and the chances are, no-one would have heard about the film at all.

642 days ago
67.

Laura    

I think the surprise is that the producers are surprised.

642 days ago
68.

Cat    

So this movie has a porn star and a pill popping drunk as the leads and Sundance turned it down? Hmmmm - I wonder why?

642 days ago
69.

Scary    

Yeah, it wasn't snubbed because it surely sucks? Ha.

642 days ago
70.

LLsez    

You mean the 5 minute clip of Blo's character looking for her phone, while grunting and breathing like an old dude with emphysema didn't wow the Sundance selection board??
Shocking.

642 days ago
71.

Grandma Cracker    

Why yes, but according to dinaWWW, Lindsay is an absolute "pleasure" *wink, wink*

642 days ago
72.

Firefly    

Hi guys,

Here is something that is really funny.
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http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/01/lindsay-lohan-runs-over-fired-attorney-in-funny-jimmy-kimmel-bit/

642 days ago
73.

Laura    

If Star magazine is to be believed, Lindsay is now officially an "escort". She doesn't have time for movie stuff, going to court, things like that.

642 days ago
74.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

ODIE is right, Schrader, Pope, and Ellis did use Lindsay, thinking it would bring free publicity and their choice of distributors. Instead, it back fired on them like an SM5 trailer commode after a Lindsanity temper tantrum.

I'll bet if they ever get another opportunity to produce/direct, they'll be much more discerning on their choice of actors

642 days ago
75.

LLsez    

I don't look at ROL, but is this the story people are talking about? (all over Twitter):
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@entylawyer: Star Magazine is confirming what I have been telling you for forever. Lindsay Lohan is working as an escort.

642 days ago
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