The radioactive crackle of strangeness that surrounds the Wachowskis just got a little weirder, thanks to Jesse Ventura.  Andy and brother Larry-turned-sister-Lana have been quiet for a while, presumably working on movies all America is clamoring for like “Speed Racer 2: Fifth Gear” and “The Return of Ninja Assassin: Death by Slow Boredom.”
But no! Investigative journalist Howard Stern uncovered the truth on his Tuesday radio broadcast while interviewing our author, athlete and activist ex-governor. The “Matrix” co-writers, -directors and –producers are secretly creating a movie about the Iraq war, circa 2110. Ventura plays a bizarre political commentator, a role for which the Wachowskis let him go unscripted and just talk off the top of his head.
"Wait till you hear what they did,” he told Stern. “They brought me, and they brought (Huffington Post web publisher) Arianna Huffington in after me. Arianna was there, and they had her looking like Cleopatra. What they did... Do you remember what John Travolta looked like in that horrible film ‘Battlefield Earth’? They put multicolored dreadlocks on me all the way to here. They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right? And they put a third eye in the middle of my forehead. Because what this is, is this is a hundred years in the future, and they wanted me to talk about the current war in Iraq and how I felt about it. And so I got to vent, looking like this maniac in this whole outfit."
Ventura said that after his improv he was questioned by Lana off-camera, documentary style. His comments suggest that this footage is part of a feature film project, but it might be test footage or a scene that never surfaces in the final film. In any event, you’ve got to call the Wachowskis casting geniuses. I would camp out the night before to see this movie. In the rain. 

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