Alexander Skarsgård silently scours a futuristic Berlin for his lost love in the first trailer for “Mute,” Netflix’s dystopian noir arriving late next month.
Skarsgård stars as Leo, an ex-Amish bartender who lost the ability to speak after a childhood accident. When his girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh) vanishes, he’s forced to search Berlin’s seedy underbelly for her whereabouts. In doing so he has to deal with a pair of wise-cracking American surgeons played by Justin Theroux and Stern Show veteran Paul Rudd, who in this film at least has traded in his Ant-Man outfit for a Hawaiian shirt and a bushy mustache.
Directed by Duncan Jones, the son of late music legend David Bowie, the film also features “Doctor Who” star Noel Clarke and Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” actor Sam Rockwell. Jones had previously directed Rockwell in the critically acclaimed 2009 mind-bender “Moon,” a film that reportedly exists in the same universe as “Mute.”
“Mute” hits Netflix on Feb. 23. Watch the official trailer (above).