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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’

CANNES — Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to co-star in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” reuniting with John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), who directed her in “Rabbit Hole.”

Ruth Wilson (“Locke,” “Luther”) and Matt Lucas (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Bridesmaids”) will join Elle Fanning (“Maleficent,” Super 8”), who was previously announced, in the cast.

Based on a short story by Neil Gaiman (“Coraline”) from his collection “Fragile Things,” the screenplay has been written by Philippa Goslett (“Little Ashes”) with John Cameron Mitchell. The film is in the spirit of “Romeo and Juliet,” but instead of Montagues and Capulets, it is punks and aliens. This is the story of the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties.

Howard Gertler will produce alongside Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films. Michael Werner and Winnie Lau will exec produce. Filming will start in the autumn in the U.K.

HanWay Films will be handling international sales with CAA handling the U.S. Hanway will consult with Fortissimo Films for Asian territories.

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