The film, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" now touring Toronto Film Festival has been nabbed by A24 for distribution. The movie set to start production in November, is based on an award-winning short story by Neil Gaiman and stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp, a Tony Award winner.
The love story 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 vs. aliens and test the bonds of friendship, family and true love.
"A24 is the best U.S. indie film distributor for a film like ours," Mitchell said. "They combine today's market strategies with the daring taste that flourished in the '90s and '00s."