Alexander Skarsgård is everywhere this year. After winning both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his impeccable performance as Perry Wright in Big Little Lies, the Swedish actor is racking up further interesting roles. Judging by his IMDb-page, Alexander Skarsgård has several films coming out during 2018, such as Hold the Dark, The Kill Team, and the Aftermath.
Skarsgård’s latest project is a Netflix original film called Mute, where he stars along Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.
“Welcome to Berlin 2052 – where dreams come true and man comes undone.” Mute takes place in a future Berlin, in 2052 to be exact, where Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) works as a bartender in a dark and brutal city. Skarsgård’s character is mute because of an accident that happened when he was a child, but that is not the only darkness he carries inside of him. When Leo’s girlfriend mysteriously disappears, he goes on a mission to find her. During his search, he finds two army surgeons, Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux).
Mute is directed by David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, who’s directed film such as Moon in 2009 and Warcraft in 2016. How he fares of on this one is yet to be known – Mute premiers only on Netflix on February 23.