Mute: Duncan Jones Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Alexander Skarsgaard as Mute Bartender

Justin Theroux joins Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in the sci-fi thriller Mute to be directed by Duncan Jones.

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  is looking for a woman who has disappeared. 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.

Jones, who began developing Mute over a decade ago, also directed Moon, Warcraft, and Source Code.

Theroux can be seen currently in “The Girl on the Train.” He stars in HBO’s series “The Leftovers,” in production on its third and final season, which will air in 2017.

Theroux also co-wrote “Zoolander 2” and “Tropic Thunder” with Ben Stiller and scripted “Iron Man 2” for Paramount and Marvel.