The Cricket's Daily 3: Lana Wachowski opens up
Published: October 24, 2012 07:14AM
Updated: October 25, 2012 09:38AM
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This Oct. 14, 2012 photo shows directors-screenwriters Andy Wachowski, left, Lana Wachowski, center, and Tom Tykwer, from the upcoming film "Cloud Atlas", in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film is an epic of shifting genres and intersecting souls that features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Doona Bae, Keith David, Sarandon and others in multiple roles spanning the centuries. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Lana Wachowski, half of the directing siblings behind “The Matrix” films, talks publicly for the first time about her tortured childhood and her decision to live openly as a transgender woman. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• A movie about the Navy SEALs' mission to get Osama Bin Laden, scheduled to air on the National Geographic Channel two days before the election, has been edited to emphasize the role of President Obama. [The New York Times]

• The first trailer for “Iron Man 3” is online, and its dark tone suggests that maybe Christopher Nolan's “Dark Knight” trilogy has gotten under the skin of the folks at archrival Marvel. [Entertainment Weekly]