When ANIMAL asked Paul Schrader if James “The Ryan Gosling of Porn” Deen was set to star in his indie-funded LA thriller The Canyons, he said not until the female lead was cast. Late last night, Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that she was Lindsay and the Deen is in.

“Shooting THE CANYONS starring James Deen and Lindsay Lohan: July 9-31 in L.A. Could not have dreamed of a better cast. Lindsay nailed it…” says @BretEastonEllis. “I am beyond thrilled.”

“Me too!!!!!!” says @JamesDeen and earlier, “Ejaculating is over rated but still pretty damn awesome.” So it is. If you want to see more of the famed James Deen’s acting ability, here’s where he is most certainly not Ryan Gosling (link most certainly NSFW).

I had a fleeting feeling that they might be thinking of Lohan for the lead when Schrader told ANIMAL, “If their career is going just fine and they’re getting attention for their work, this isn’t the film for them. But, there’s an upside for them if they haven’t had that lead role yet, if they have film that flopped and people aren’t willing to give them another chance.” Or, if they flopped…

The Canyons, will be directed Paul Schrader, written by Bret Easton Ellis and about “five twenty-something’s quest for power, love, sex and success in 2012 Hollywood,” about “what Bret likes to call the Post-Empire Generation, the people that are involved in the movie business who don’t like movies anymore.” It’s a 20-day shoot on a $200,000, Kickstarter-funded budget. You can do this. Don’t flop, Lindsay.

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