‘Trash Mountain’: Lilly Wachowski To Make Solo Directorial Debut On Queer Dramedy Starring Caleb Hearon

It’s been a while since the Wachowskis have teamed up on a film together. While they did the Netflix series Sense8, the last feature as a duo was 2015’s Jupiter Ascending. Since then, they’ve gone separate ways. Lana went solo on The Matrix Resurrections in 2021, a movie I swear to God I remember nothing about anymore. And now it’s Lilly’s turn, as she is preparing to make her solo directing debut with comedy Trash Mountain.

Collider confirms that Wachowski will direct the queer dramedy, Trash Mountain, written by and starring Fargo actor Caleb Hearon. Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) is aboard as a producer. Hearon co-wrote the screenplay with Ruby Caster.

The story “follows a gay Chicago man in his 20s who must return to rural Missouri to deal with the death of his father — an obsessive hoarder who has left a house full of items, some valuable and some not so, to pick through.”

Wachowski previously served as showrunner, writer, and a director on the series Work in Progress, which ran for two seasons on Showtime.

Lilly Wachowski said in a statement: “When my pal Caleb Hearon sent me ‘Trash Mountain,’ I leapt at the chance to direct it. So beautiful and sad and funny! 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.”


Travis Hopson
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