nico-muhly.jpgJohn Cameron Mitchell revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Nico Muhly will be composing original music for the director’s upcoming sci-fi comedy How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman and is set to star Elle Fanning. The movie follows a schoolboy and ‎punk and a female alien tourist who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon. Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole, Shortbus) is writing the screenplay with Philippa Goslett (Little Ashes) and is also producing the project with Gaiman and Howard Gertler (World’s Greatest Dad, How to Survive a Plague). The director also mentioned that LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy who scored films including Greenberg and While We’re Young might be involved in the project. Muhly who is best known for his classical music has previously scored such films as The Reader and Kill Your Darlings How to Talk to Girls at Parties is expected to shoot later this year.