Lindsay Lohan skips Venice Film Festival

Paul Schrader, who directed, "The Canyons" declared himself a "free man" after Lindsay Lohan failed to show up to the movie's premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Lindsay Lohan. UPI/John Angelillo
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Lindsay Lohan decided to skip the Venice Film Festival where she was expected to promote her latest film "The Canyons."

The film's director Paul Schrader told reporters that her absence made him "a free man."


“For the last 16 months I’ve been held hostage, by my own choosing, to a very talented but unpredictable actress,” Schrader said before the film’s Venice premiere. “She was supposed to be here today. She said she would be, but she is not.”

But while Schrader offered no explanation for Lohan's no-show, a source close to the 27-year-old star claimed she never committed to appear.

“She wanted to come, but for reasons out of her control it did not work out,” the rep told ABC News.

"The Canyons" is a sexual thriller that stars Lohan opposite to porn star James Deen. The film premiered in the U.S. on August 2.

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