Duncan Jones’ long-gestating “Mute” has cast Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard. The passion project from the director will be financed by Lotus Entertainment.

Set in Berlin 40 years in the future. A city now occupied with a massive influx of immigrants, where East meets West culture. A mute bartender Leo (Skarsgard) must find out what happened to his missing partner, his one reason to live.

Leo goes deep into the city’s underbelly and against its gangsters to find the woman he loves. Rudd plays one of a pair of odd American surgeons who are the only recurring clue the mute has to find her.

“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,”

Jones said of excitement of finally getting his film off the ground.

“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.”

Jones is currently in post-production on his video game adaptation “Warcraft”.

Source: Deadline