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Here's the thing about Lindsay Lohan: She's talented. True, nobody really talks about her talent anymore -- because there are simply too many other things to talk about when it comes to LiLo -- but underneath all the drama and damage, she's a very talented actress. So talented that other incredibly talented and established Hollywood types have been willing to look past the drama and damage, or at least they were until recently. The Canyons, however, could change all of that. Scheduled for release "sometime in 2013," The Canyons was directed by Paul Schrader, who wrote Raging Bull and Taxi Driver and has directed 17 films. The screenwriter was author Bret Easton Ellis, best known for Less Than Zero and American Psycho.
They were warned about Lohan.
But Schrader believed she was perfect for the role of Tara, "a sensuous woman torn between two loves." He believed he could keep her under control for the three weeks it would take to film the movie. He was only right about one of those things.
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Lindsay's performance in The Canyons wasn't the issue, it seems. The issue was, as ever, her unpredictable, irresponsible, selfish behavior: The disappearing acts. The tantrums. The sleeping pills. The strange, stubborn choices. The crazy family drama (not her fault, of course, but not fun to deal with for everybody else).
And once again, here we are, NOT talking about Lohan's talent because there are simply too many other things to talk about when it comes to LiLo. And that really is a shame.
Check out this trailer for The Canyons and tell us ...
Do you think we'll ever talk about Lindsay Lohan's talent again?
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