Mute is based on a script by Jones and Mike Johnson. We also have the first plot details:
“Berlin. 40 years from today. A roiling city of immigrants, where East crashes against West in a science-fiction Casablanca. Leo Beiler (Skarsgard), a mute bartender has one reason and one reason only for living here, and she’s disappeared. But when Leo’s search takes him deeper into the city’s underbelly, an odd pair of American surgeons (led by Rudd) seem to be the only recurring clue, and Leo can’t tell if they can help, or who he should fear most.”
Sounds pretty awesome right? “I’ve been working towards making Mute for 12 years now,” Jones said in a statement released today announcing these first casting additions. “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! Mute is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”
A release date for Mute has yet to be revealed, but 2017 seems most likely right now. The fact that this one is finally coming together is great news regardless, and the cast is already impressing. Rudd will next be seen as Ant-Man in Captain America: Civil War, while Skarsgard is playing the titular character in David Yates’ upcoming live-action Tarzan reboot.