Andy and Lana Wachowski, the filmmaking siblings behind Bound and The Matrix movies, have started casting their new film, a war drama set in the near future about a romance between an American soldier and an Iraqi.
Production Weekly announced on Twitter casting is underway for CN9. The title, which according to sources refers to the cranial nerve, will likely involve some sci-fi elements.
Little else is known about the film.
Lana Wachowski was born Larry and, with brother Andy, wrote and directed the lesbian cult classic Bound and The Matrix movies. In 2006, after several appearances in public dressed in women's clothing, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Larry had "changed his sex and is now living as Lana Wachowski."
The following year, producer Joel Silver said rumors of Larry's sex change were "completely untrue" and the two were credited as The Wachowski Brothers on their 2008 film Speed Racer.