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Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning Scoring New Lindsay Lohan Flick ‘The Canyons’

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With the sprawling Canadian indie rock collective known as Broken Social Scene on hiatus, founding member Brendan Canning has had his hands free to pursue other projects. The latest of these will be composing the score for the forthcoming Paul Schrader-directed flick ‘The Canyons,’ which was written by Bret Easton Ellis and stars troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

The contemporary L.A. noir details “the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20s” and goes on to show “how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.” Director Gus Van Zant and porn star James Deen also make appearances.

Scroll down to check out the trailer, which features plenty of cool time-lapse video footage and gorgeous stills shot all over Los Angeles accompanied by the tune ‘Coming Down’ by the Dum Dum Girls — but not a single peek at Lohan or a second of sound from Canning’s score.

Oh well, guess we will have to wait until it’s actually finished to check such things out. Ellis planned to begin shooting the flick, which he financed through the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing site, earlier this month, so it could be a while before it hits screens. But judging from Canning’s previous film work — he’s scored Bruce McDonald’s ‘The Tracy Fragments,’ ‘Trigger’ and ‘Snow Cake’ — we expect top-notch music.

And we also wouldn’t mind if Broken Social Scene got back together once he’s done.

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