Look Closely: Glenn is 'Albert Nobbs'
By DAVID WEINER
October 13, 2011
Glenn Close brings gender-bending to the Victorian Age in her incredible new movie, Albert Nobbs, in theaters January 27. Watch the trailer, be amazed -- and unsettled.
Adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore, Albert Nobbs casts the multiple Oscar nominee as the title character, a woman passing herself off as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. But after posing as the opposite gender for three decades, she finds herself in a bizarre love triangle -- and trapped in a prison of her own making. Talk about Damages to your psyche…
Alice in Wonderland beauty Mia Wasikowska co-stars with Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins in the film, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and adapted by Close with Gabriella Prekop and Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville.
Let the Oscar buzz begin...