Matmos, Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart, Nico Muhly Contributing Music to New John Cameron Mitchell Film
Published Sep 16, 2015In what would appear to be a real meeting of avant-garde minds, electronic duo Matmos, Jamie Stewart of twisted art pop project Xiu Xiu and neo-classical composer Nico Muhly will all be contributing to the score for forthcoming sci-fi/coming-of-age flick How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
A24 Films has announced that it has acquired the rights to a film version of Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-nominated story, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," which will be helmed by director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus). The film will star Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp.
The plot is described as focusing on a shy teenaged punk in late '70s London, who crashes a party with some friends and meets a group out-of-this-world girls. It should be added that ladies are, quite literally, aliens from outer space.
"The script is both great fun and an affectionate celebration of the outsider spirit, and we know John Cameron Mitchell is the perfect person to bring this wild and singular universe to life," A24 said in a statement [via Deadline]. "We are thrilled to be working with him along with the movie's top-tier producing team."
Film production is expected to start this November. As far as the score goes, Matmos, Stewart and Muhly have all been confirmed to take part, but it's unclear if the acts will be delivering music on their own or collaboratively.