Richard Kelly Helming Corpus Christi

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Variety reports that Richard Kelly will next write and direct the contemporary thriller Corpus Christi.

The trade says the project is set in Texas and “concerns a mentally unstable Iraq war veteran, who forges a strange friendship with his boss, a wealthy and politically ambitious owner of a supermarket chain.”

Filming is set to start in July. Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Eli Roth will produce the film.

Kelly’s credits include Donnie Darko, “Southland Tales,” and The Box..