Saturday, 19 November 2016

Justin Theroux joins Duncan Jones' Mute

Filming is already underway in Berlin on Duncan Jones' (Moon) new science fiction film Mute, and now word comes of a late addition to the cast. News arrives via Variety that Justin Theroux (Inland Empire) has recently signed up in a currently unnamed role.

Theroux joins Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) on the project, which sees Skarsgård play a mute bartender in a futuristic Berlin, searching for a woman who has disappeared. Jones described it to Empire magazine as a "thriller with a very weird tone," explaining that "it goes very dark, then it also goes very darkly funny. It's science-fiction urban, so it certainly owes some of its influence to Blade Runner (1982)."

Intriguingly, it also exists in the same fictional universe as Moon (2009), offering up the tantalising possibility of a Sam Rockwell cameo.

As reported earlier this month, Mute will debut on Netflix, alongside what is likely to be a limited cinema release window, similar to the strategy used by Beasts Of No Nation (2015).

In the meantime, Justin Theroux is currently on our screens in The Girl On The Train, and The Leftovers on HBO and Sky Atlantic. Filming continues on Mute which has yet to secure a set release date.

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