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Paul Rudd, Alexander Skarsgard cast in Duncan Jones' new sci-fi movie

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Paul Rudd is continuing to test the waters outside of comedy. The Ant-Man star has been cast alongside True Blood lead Alexander Skarsgard to head up  Duncan Jones’ thriller Mute, which he co-wrote with Mike Johnson.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

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Mute is set in Berlin, 40 years in the future in an immigrant-filled city. Mute bartender Leo (Skarsgard) has lost his loved one, and upon his relentless search for her, clues point to an American surgeon duo (one of whom is Rudd). Shooting is slated to begin in March.

Jones’ next film, Warcraft, is due June 10, 2016, but its first trailer arrives Friday.

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