True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard and Ant-Man‘s Paul Rudd will star in Mute co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. Mike Johnson is Jones’ co-writer on the sci-fi thriller which is set to begin shooting in March 2016. Jones and producer Stuart Fenegan’s Liberty Films will produce and Lotus Entertainment is handling the film’s international sales at AFM.
“I’ve been working towards making Mute for 12 years now. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film,” said Duncan Jones. “The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting! Mute is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”
“We’re very excited to work with Duncan and Stuart. They are an immensely talented team that will surely deliver an exciting and cinematic film. Director Duncan Jones is a true visionary filmmaker and the real deal. It’s his caliber of talent that makes storytelling both visually exciting and captivating,” said Lotus Entertainment’s Jim Seibel.
Jones is currently busy working on the film adaptation of the popular World of Warcraft games. His directing credits also include 2011’s Source Code and 2009’s Moon.
The Mute Plot:
Berlin. Forty years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.