Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd will lead Duncan Jones’ Mute

  • ANI, Johannesburg
  • Updated: May 06, 2016 18:42 IST
“It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.” (Shutterstock)

Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard has been roped in to play the lead role in Warcraft director Duncan Jones’s upcoming thriller Mute.

The 44-year-old director, the son of the late music legend David Bowie, is happy to cast the 39-year-old actor as a vigilante barman in his forthcoming movie, Channel 24 reports.

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In the story, which is set 40 years in the future, the True Blood actor will be seen playing the role of a mute vigilante Leo Beiler, who is unable to speak due to a childhood trauma but goes in search of a missing girl in mid-21st century Berlin.

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“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 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.”

Talking about Skarsgard, Jones said he feels that the actor will do a terrific job and will justify his role.

Speaking of the development of the movie, the director said over the years he had some big, leaping ideas about what would make the film weirder and darker, and therefore they “future-fied it”.

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“It’s a thriller with a very weird tone ... The two villains of the piece are what’s kept me want to do it since day one. Those characters are unique. You have not seen a pair like this,” he added.

The movie will also star Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd.

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