The Canyons Movie

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Who's Involved:

Lindsay Lohan, Gus Van Sant, Lauren Schacher, Nolan Gerald Funk, Paul Schrader, James Deen, Braxton Pope, Bret Easton Ellis, Amanda Brooks, Tenille Houston

Release Date:

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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Documents five twenty-somethings' quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood.

The Canyons Plot: What's the story?

Christian is a young LA trust-fund dude with casual rich-kid ties to moviemaking--he's financing a horror film simply to keep his dad off his back about doing something with his life. Christian has been dating Tara for about a year--she was an aspiring actress/model who settled down with Christian when the reality of the business became apparent to her. She's now just Christian's bored plaything. Christian's assistant Gina is producing the film for him and casting it with assistance from Tara. Gina is pushing Ryan, her boyfriend and struggling actor, for the lead in the horror movie Christian is producing. Unbeknownst to either Christian or Gina: Ryan and Tara were a couple three years ago. When Ryan came back into Tara's life during the auditions for the movie, they reignited their affair. But Christian, a dangerous control-freak, finds out about the affair and starts playing cruel mind games with both Tara and Ryan, which escalate into an act of bloody violence.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Canyons?

  1. Funded by a campaign on

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Canyons?

A look at the The Canyons behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul Schrader last directed First Reformed and Dog Eat Dog. The film's writer Bret Easton Ellis last wrote The Curse of Downers Grove and The Frog King.


Bret Easton Ellis


Braxton Pope



IFC Films

Production Company

Sodium Fox

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Production Timeline: When did the The Canyons come together?

On or about June 27, 2013 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about October 8, 2012 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 17, 2012 • The film was in Development status.

The Canyons Release Date: When was it released?

The Canyons was released in 2013 on Friday, August 2, 2013 (). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including 2 Guns, The Spectacular Now and Drift.
United States
August 2, 2013
August 2, 2013

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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