We’ve been hearing about John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” for a while now, but now there’s a new trailer to show how Mitchell has broadened the scope of Gaiman’s 18 pages about the gripping awkwardness of boy/girl parties into an otherworldly tale about the anarchy of punk clashing with an alien culture that punishes individuality and rebellion.
Also, we get to see Nicole Kidman as the alien leader channeling her own take on punk crossed with Jareth the Goblin King. The film also stars Ruth Wilson (The Affair), with Alex Sharp (To the Bone) and Elle Fanning (Mary Shelley) as the star-crossed kids.
Watch the trailer:
How to Talk to Girls at Parties had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year, and just screened at the BFI London Film Festival. No word yet on a U.S. release.