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Directed by Rodrigo García (Mother and Child), Irish drama Albert Nobbs already has a US deal and has this week been given an official trailer.
The film tells the compelling and inspirational tale of a struggling woman living in 19th century Ireland, played by Glenn Close (TV’s The Shield), who has to pose as a man to work as a butler in Dublin’s most prestige hotel. Some thirty years after having to hide her true form to maintain any independence, she looks to escape the lie that she has been living after meeting a handsome painter.
Originally a short story titled The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs by Irish author George Moore, Albert Nobbs was first adapted into an off-Broadway production by Simone Benmussa, in which Close first played Nobbs in 1982 which she won an Obie award for. Close then decided to turn the production into a film which she not only stars in, but is also the producer and co-writer for.
This feel-good drama also stars Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass), Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Janet McTeer (TV’s Five Days) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s The Tudors).
No release date has yet been given, but enjoy the trailer below.