Elle Fanning to star in Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties

News Simon Brew 10 Jul 2014 - 06:24

Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties is getting the big screen treatment, with Elle Fanning set to star.

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.

THR.

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