Justin Theroux has joined Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in science-fiction thriller “Mute,” with Duncan Jones directing.
Skarsgard is portraying a mute bartender in Berlin, 40 years in the future in what has become a roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West. His character will be looking for a woman who has disappeared — and when his search takes him deep into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons seem to be the only recurring clue.
“Mute” is based on a script by Jones and Mike Johnson and will be produced by Stuart Fenegan under Jones and Fenegan’s Liberty Films banner. Netflix announced in September that it would handle distribution.