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Schrader disappointed with Lohan

The Canyons director Paul Schrader has revealed he is "mystified and disappointed" with Lindsay Lohan's lack of support for the film.

The troubled star, who plays the lead role in the movie, didn't attend its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and has also not been available for the film's publicity campaign, according to Paul.

He wrote on Facebook: "I am mystified and disappointed by LL's refusal to support The Canyons. She is a producer of the film, a 25 per cent owner."

At the time, the 67-year-old filmmaker said he was "a free man", who was "hostage... to a very talented but unpredictable actress."

He said he continued to be supportive and accommodating towards Lindsay, and praised her "bold, raw, naked original performance".

" I hired her when no one else would. She fought to keep the role when I wanted to fire her for unreliability. She has no other films in the can," he wrote.

"She repeatedly said she would come to Venice but never did. She said she would support the film but never did. She never showed for the photo session. I shifted the film's European premiere from Locarno to Venice so she could make her promised post-rehab appearance. But she did not show."

Paul hinted the presence of her co-star, adult actor James Deen, might have caused Lindsay to turn her back on The Canyons, which was written by Bret Easton Ellis.

"She was never comfortable working with James Deen and perhaps this still sticks in her craw," he continued.

" I can only surmise that Lindz had decided that Canyons is part of a reprobate past she must put behind her in order to move forward. I assume those closest to her, her family and reps, had advised her to treat Canyons as an indiscretion."

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