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Lynch Puts Burke Under Suveillance

Billy Burke to star in Jennifer Lynch's SurveillanceCan you believe it’s been over 10 years since Jennifer Chambers Lynch, daughter of auteur David Lynch, has directed a film? Well, it has, as her first film, Boxing Helena, came out way back in 1993, and she’s just now settling into the director’s seat again for a supernatural cop thriller called Surveillance.

Production Weekly got the word that Ladder 49 star (though most fans will remember him from films like Komodo and The Fallen) Billy Burke has been cast in the lead role, playing an FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer using the help of potential victims to get closer and closer.

Is it just me or does this sound like a really pedestrian movie for someone with the Lynch name to tackle? I know it’s been a while since she’s done much, but Boxing Helena was a cool and disturbing little film; Surveillance sounds like a souped-up movie of the week. Though I guess when all we have to go on is a log line, perhaps it’s best to withhold judgment until we hear more.

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