Thursday, June 16, 2011

Glenn Close mans up for Albert Nobbs

5-time Oscar Nominee & recent Emmy favourite, Glenn Close is currently filming an adaptation of stage play, Albert Nobbs, about a poor, single woman in 19th Century Ireland who disguises herself as a man so that she can work as a butler at a hotel. When 'Albert' falls in love, she tries to find a way to escape the life-long illusion she has created. 

Gosford Park meets Boys Don't Cry, then, and a certain Oscar-bid from Close. From the photos, she's quite a bit more convincing in drag than Barbara Streisand.

Close has played Nobbs before off-Broadway in the 80s, and co-wrote the screen adaptation. She is being directed by frequent collaborator Rodrigo Garcia (Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, Nine Lives).

Also starring Mia Wasalowski, Janet McTeer, Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers & Brendon Gleeson.