Nicole Kidman is set to reunite with her Rabbit Hole director, John Cameron Mitchell for How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Mitchell is going back behind the camera after a turn in the Broadway production of Hedwig & The Angry Inch, the show he created in the 1990s and which helped make his name.
However How To Talk… is a little different from Hedwig’s tale of a transsexual East German musician, although it keeps the punk vibe, as it’s based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, from his collection, Fragile Things. Variety described the movie as being ‘in the spirit of Romeo and Juliet, but instead of Montagues and Capulets, it is punks and aliens. This is the story of the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties.’
Elle Fanning was previously announced for the movie, and as well as Kidman, she’s also just been joined by Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas.
The film is currently looking for buyers at Cannes, with the hope of shooting in the UK this Autumn.