Bret Easton Ellis Wants Porn Star For Main Role Of Mysterious Noir Project

News, Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader, James Deen, Film

via /Film

Bret Easton Ellis is writing a noir film for director Paul Schrader and he wants porn star James Deen in the lead role.

Of course, all of this is playing out on Twitter. 

Ellis has tweeted a few references to the project, including this, which he posted on Jan. 22: 

James Deen is my first choice to play Christian or Ryan in LA noir micro budget Paul Schrader movie I’m writing. Nudity and acting a must…

Deen, who is one of the most popular male porn stars in the business right now (uh, so I've heard) isn't unaware of the attention--he's been re-tweeting Ellis' messages. It would be Deen's first non-porn role. 

While there aren't too many details available about this "LA noir micro budget" project, it's not the first time Ellis and Schrader (director of The Walker and Auto Focus) have worked together. More from /Film:

The noir is slated to be Ellis and Schrader’s second collaboration. Last year, Schrader boarded Ellis’ Bait, about a young man who takes revenge on the wealthy by throwing them into shark-infested waters. Ellis’ other upcoming film project is Downers Grove, a high school-set thriller.

Everything about this makes perfect sense. 

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Renfield's picture
Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts January 24, 2012 - 5:17pm

Love Paul Schrader. Mishima is in my top five (if you remind me to include it.) Like BEE a bit. Porn, okay. This sounds like it will be a beautiful disaster, hope it work out like they want it.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine January 24, 2012 - 7:05pm

Turn it off! TURN IT OFF!!!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 29, 2012 - 12:10pm

I don't blame him, the guy has got a nice weiner.  Go Ellis!  Team Deen.