Nicole Kidman is set to join the cast of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a film from Hedwig and the Angry Inch director John Cameron Mitchell.

The film is based on a Neil Gaiman short story of the same name; a sci-fi rom-com set in the 1970s that has been compared to Romeo and Juliet with punks and aliens replacing the Montagues and Capulets.

Elle Fanning is set to take the lead role in the film where she will play an extra terrestrial visitor to Earth who meets two boys in Croydon, London. It is not yet clear what role Nicole Kidman is taking in the film.

The films producer told Screen Daily:

Nicole responded very quickly and enthusiastically to the script when John sent it to her. This is a story that appeals to teens and adults, something John and Neil Gaiman’s work also achieves, and that is why it’s such a good fit.

The film – which will also star Ruth Wilson (TV’s Luther, Saving Mr. Banks) and Matt Lucas (TV’s Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland) – is being touted to buyers at Cannes this week and Mitchell is aiming to film it in the UK this Autumn.

Source: Screen Daily