Helmer set for dark thriller.

Jennifer Lynch (‘Surveillance,’ ‘Hisss,’ ‘Boxing Helena’) has lined up her next project with ‘A Fall From Grace,’ a serial killer thriller the director co-wrote with Eric Wilkinson.

The screenplay follows a homicide detective tracking a serial killer along the Mississippi River who burns his victims.

“It has been an incredible process, writing this piece,” says Lynch. “I’m not sure what demons of my own I may have been exorcising, or if I simply felt more challenged by such a darkness. But I truly feel something intense and different was at work here.”

Wilkinson will also serve as producer, alongside Apothecary Films partners Jory Weitz and David Michaels (‘Napoleon Dynamite’).