Who's That Hottie in the Trailer for 'The Canyons'?

By: Brandon Voss

If you can temporarily stop boycotting screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis for agreeing with Paris Hilton’s gay rant, dissing Matt Bomer, equating Glee to an HIV puddle, and calling the Dharun Ravi trial “a witch hunt,” you might want to check out the grindhouse-inspired new trailer for his upcoming film The Canyons.

According to the film’s official Facebook page, The Canyons, which is aiming for a 2013 release, is a Los Angeles-set noir thriller “about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20s and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.”

Directed by Paul Schrader, the low-budget flick stars Lindsay Lohan and straight porn star James Deen, but we couldn't help noticing the shiny guy posing in his skivvies.

Meet Nolan Gerard Funk, a Canadian actor best known for the Nickelodeon TV movie Spectacular! and for playing Conrad Birdie in the 2009 Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. But long before the The Canyons sees the light of day, the 26-year-old cutie is going to get a lot more famous: TVLine recently reported that Funk would soon be joining the cast of Glee as Hunter, new frontman of the Warblers, who will try to steal back Darren Criss's Blaine from New Directions. Before you get too excited, Hunter's straight.

Of course, you might also remember Funk from the scandalous gossip of Perez Hilton, who reported that the performer worked as a go-go dancer with "a giant uncut cock" at MJ's, an L.A. club, in 2006. Perez also unearthed a nice half-naked pic of Funk from a Canadian TV pilot called Lotus Land. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be many other shirtless pics of the young star floating around the Internet, but it looks like that's all about to change.

Watch the trailer for The Canyons below.