Justin Theroux to Make Some Noise in Netflix Thriller “Mute”


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’s long-gestating feature MUTE has tapped The Leftovers star to join previously announced cast members Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in the sci-fi thriller.

Duncan Jones, who also helmed Moon and Source Code, is set to direct the script he co-wrote with Mike Johnson. Stuart Fenegan is set to produce under his and Jones’ Liberty Films banner.

Set 40 years in the future, the film centers on a mute bartender (Skarsgard) in a world that 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 seem to be the only recurring clue.

Theroux can currently be seen opposite Emily Blunt in the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girl on the Train. He also lends his voice to the upcoming animated feature The Lego Ninjago Movie. His recent film credits include The Brothers Grimsby and Zoolander 2.

He is repped by , , and Lighthouse Management & Media.


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This news was first reported by Variety.


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