Lilly Wachowski is bound to direct “Trash Mountain,” a queer comedy-drama starring rising comedian and actor Caleb Hearon. The film follows a young gay man living in Chicago who returns to his hometown in Missouri following the death of his hoarder father.
Along with starring in the feature, Hearon also co-wrote the script with Ruby Caster. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Hearon in “Jurassic World Dominion,” is producing the feature with his banner Metronome Film Co., alongside Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev for Sight Unseen.
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“Trash Mountain” will mark the first solo directorial feature effort for Wachowski, who is best known for writing and helming the original “Matrix” trilogy with her sister, Lana Wachowski. The duo’s other projects include the lesbian crime thriller “Bound” and the colorful manga adaptation “Speed Racer.”
In recent years, Lilly has worked in television, as a co-creator of Netflix’s “Sense 8” and as a showrunner, writer and executive producer on Showtime’s “Work in Progress,” in which Hearon guest starred. “Trash Mountain” is her first feature project in nearly a decade, the last being the 2015 space opera “Jupiter Ascending.” Her sister, Lana, went solo for the first time to helm Warner Bros.’ 2021 revival of the “Matrix” franchise, “The Matrix Resurrections.”
“When my pal Caleb Hearon sent me ‘Trash Mountain’ I leapt at the chance to direct it. So beautiful and sad and funny!” Lilly Wachowski said in a statement to Collider, which first reported news of the project. “Queer representation and stories are vital at this time as we are being shoved further into the margins. Our amazing writers, Caleb and Ruby are a shining light in all this dang darkness.”
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