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Gaiman's 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' Lands Film Adaptation Starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman

Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-nominated short story "How to Talk to Girls at Paries" has landed a film adaptation from indie distributor A24. According to Deadline, the film -- which kicks off production this November -- will star Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp.

The story follows Enn, a shy teenager from a 1970s London suburb. When he and his friends sneak into a party one night, they discover a group of ethereally beautiful girls who turn out to be aliens. Despite the alien colony's nefarious plans, Enn falls in love with one of their kind, a girl named Zan. Their budding romance kicks off a conflict between Enn's punk group and the alien colony, pushing the boundaries of Enn's friendship, family connections and true love.

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Gaiman is attached to the project as executive producer, with Howard Gertler, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman producing.  John Cameron Mitchell, who co-wrote the script with Philippa Goslett, will direct.

Gaiman's story "How to Talk to Girls at Paries" is available to read on his website.

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