Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties shoots in November

News Simon Brew
16 Sep 2015 - 06:24

The movie of Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties is definitely pressing ahead, with Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman on board...


It's been over a year since we last heard anything of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties. But we've got good news.

The film is still pressing ahead, with John Cameron Mitchell directing, and Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp starring. And the American distribution rights to the movie have just been picked up by A24.

Furthermore, production on the film is set to finally begin this November. That hints that we may get a release in late 2016, or more likely 2017. Either way, the movie is definitely on the way. Gaiman is one of the executive producers on the project.

Here's our original story from July 2014.

Sandman may be the highest profile Neil Gaiman project going through the Hollywood system at the moment (with American Gods heading to the small screen), but there's also a feature based on one of his short stories in the works too.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties is a Gaiman short story that's being adapted for the big screen by John Cameron Mitchell, along with Philippa Goslett. Mitchell is also set to direct. He is the man, of course, behind the terrific Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

Furthermore, it's now been revealed that Elle Fanning is attached to star in the film, taking on the role of a female alien on Earth, who wants to explore the most dangerous place in the entire galaxy. That would be Croydon. Elle's older sister, Dakota, provided the lead voice for the wonderful adaptation of one of Gaiman's other stories, Coraline.

We don't know yet who's set to play the two teenage boys who attend a party in 1970s London, with differing levels of success. We'll keep you posted as we hear more, though.


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