Elle Fanning to Star in Neil Gaiman's 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'
This summer, Elle Fanning was part of Disney's box office winning revisionist fairytale Maleficent, but now she's heading into much more enticing territory. THR reports the star of Super 8 will lead How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an adaptation of a 2006 short story by Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book, Coraline and The Sandman. The story takes place in 1970s London and follows two boys heading to a party where one has no trouble hitting it off with a girl immediately, while the other shy one doesn't have the easiest time striking up a conversation. So what will Fanning's part be in the film then? More below!
Well, writer Phillip Goslett and director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole) have turned the story into more of a love story about a schoolboy and punk who uses music and art as a way to escape. And there will be a female tourist (Fanning) who gets involved with them who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon. Sounds like there's the potential for a great British coming-of-age story here. Fanning has great talents on the big screen, but she still needs to find the right project to really shine. This could be it. Sound good?