Alex Sharp Joins Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's "Wild" Alien Film With Music

News   Alex Sharp Joins Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's "Wild" Alien Film With Music
 
Tony Award-winning Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time star Alex Sharp has joined the cast of the new John Cameron Mitchell film "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," which will begin filming this November.

Deadline.com reports that A24 has acquired distribution rights to the film that will also feature Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. Hedwig co-creator Mitchell co-wrote the screenplay with Philippa Goslett.

Alex Sharp on Tony night
Alex Sharp on Tony night Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Inspired by a short story by Neil Gaman, the press release for the film states: "'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' focuses on Enn, a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends, Vic and John. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they're from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally from another world – outer space. The leaders of this alien colony have a nefarious plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens, and test the bonds of friendship, family and true love."

Composer Nico Muhly (Broadway's The Glass Menagerie, Two Boys), Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart and Matmos will all contribute original songs for the film.

A24 stated, "The script is both great fun and an affectionate celebration of the outsider spirit, and we know John Cameron Mitchell is the perfect person to bring this wild and singular universe to life."

A 2016 release for the film is likely. 

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