Justin Theroux is joining Warcraft director Duncan Jones’ dystopian future.
The actor has been cast in Jones’ Netflix movie Mute, flanking Alexander Skarsgård and Paul Rudd in the project, a representation for Theroux confirmed to EW.
Mute, co-written by Jones and Mike Johnson, is set in Berlin, 40 years in the future in an immigrant-filled city. Mute bartender Leo (Skarsgård) has lost his loved one, and upon his relentless search for her, clues point to an American surgeon duo (one of whom is Rudd). Skarsgård mentioned last month that Netflix would distribute.
Jones said last November he had been working on getting Mute made for 12 years and is optimistic about what will be produced: “Mute is a film that will last. It is unlike any other science fiction being made today.”
Theroux starred with Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Haley Bennett in The Girl on the Train, which grossed over $44 million worldwide in its opening weekend. The actor also leads HBO’s Peabody Award-winning series The Leftovers. The drama’s third and final season will air in 2017.
Variety first reported the news.