Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi MUTE Casts Alexander Skarsgård and Paul Rudd

‘Moon’ and ‘Source Code’ helmer Duncan Jones’ long-gesting sci-fi thriller ‘Mute’ is finally moving forward, and now we have some casting news. Variety is reporting that Alexander Skarsgård (‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’) and ‘Ant-Man’ star Paul Rudd have come on board with production scheduled for March.

Skarsgård will portray 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 (led by Rudd’s character) seem to be the only recurring clue.

“I’ve been working towards making ‘Mute’ for 12 years now,” Jones said. “I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that we’re finally going to shoot this utterly unique film. The fact that I get to make it with Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd makes it all the more exciting!”

Jones will direct a script he crafted with Mike Johnson. Stuart Fenegan, Jones’ partner over at Liberty Films will produce.