Wachowskis' Iraq War Movie Titled CN9, Casting is Underway
It's coming whether you want it or not. Details were first unveiled during Cannes for the new Wachowski siblings' project, a supposed futuristic Iraq war movie "that focuses on a 'hard R' homosexual relationship between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi." As is usually the case with Wachowski projects, they're very secretive, so we haven't heard much since. But Production Weekly just tweeted today (via ComingSoon) that: "Lora Kennedy has begun casting on The Wachowski's next project titled CN9." So with casting underway, that means it's in development and we'll definitely see this sometime soon, but I'm guessing it will be an indie?
We still don't know much about this besides the little we heard in May. It's supposedly set somewhat in the future and the script is apparently cinema verite-style that "spans back over years that include the current war in Iraq." If you want to interpret the title, CN9 stands for 9th Cranial Nerve, or the glossopharyngeal nerve that's part of the brainstem and a very important part of the nervous system in the body. Who knows how that may or may not tie in with the plot of the movie, but I'm sure we'll find out more soon enough. I'm still skeptical about this, but I'm curious to find out more. We'll keep you updated. Thoughts about CN9?