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.
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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