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A24 Acquires New John Cameron Mitchell Film

A24 Acquires New John Cameron Mitchell Film

The acquisitions scene has been quiet in Toronto this year, though A24 has just nabbed one of the big pre-buys off the market with John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” The film will unite Mitchell with Alex Sharp, Tony winner from Broadways “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and once again with Nicole Kidman, Oscar-nominated for his 2010 drama “Rabbit Hole.”

Based on a story by cult author Neil Gaiman, who executive-produces alongside producers Howard Gertler and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, “How to Talk to Girls” starts shooting in November.

The film centers on a teen punk rocker, Enn, in 1970s suburban London who, with his two close friends, crash a party of otherworldly women they soon realize are actually aliens from another planet, and they have a malevolent plan in mind.

Mitchell cowrote the script with Philippa Goslett (“Little Ashes”) and, what’s more, Nico Muhly, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Matmos are set to compose the music and songs.

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