Albert Nobbs Given Fall Release Date
Late last year my learned friend Click Here did a piece on films to watch out for in 2011, one of which was the enticing Albert Nobbs.
Set in 19th Century Dublin, the movie tells the story of a woman passing herself off as a man so as to be able to survive in such a closed society. The lead role is played by none other than Glenn Close who played the role before in the early ’80s on stage, the off-Broadway production won Close the Obie Award. The multi-talented actress also co-wrote the script which was directed by Rodrigo Garcia.
Earlier this week it was announced that Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment had bought the US rights to the movie. Liddell Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell has said
Glenn Close appears in nearly every frame as Albert Nobbs, and her performance is masterful. This is an intimate film full of big ideas in the tradition of Gosford Park and Sense and Sensibility
On that note, we have read a lot about the unstoppable Meryl Streep in her upcoming portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. It now appears that Glenn will be pushing the Oscar favourite for the big prize at the next awards. Praise indeed and very exciting for those of us who love good acting. To think these two colossuses of the screen are giving two wonderful performances, and as such strong characters, makes the mouth water.
Glenn has had the story of Albert Nobbs close (no pun indended) to her heart for decades and is quoted as saying, of the recent uptake by Roadside and Liddell,
I’m kind of pinching myself. It’s a story I never ever forgot and an extraordinary character. It’s a simple story that has huge resonance
I can’t wait to see it. The cast also boasts The Kids Are All Right star Mia Wasikowska as well as Jonathan Rhys Meyers and our own Brendan Gleeson.
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