– . – Glenn Close Brings Stage Role To Screen
Glenn Close Brings Stage Role To Screen
In 1983, actress Glenn Close won an Obie Award for her role of a woman who must pass herself off as a man in order to survive life in 19th Century Ireland in Simone Benmussa’s Off Broadway play The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs. Now she is reprising the character for a film adaptation, entitled simply Albert Nobbs, which she is also producing along with Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Alan Moloney. Close also helped adapt George Moore’s original story with author John Banville. The film will be directed by Colombian helmer Rodrigo Garcia, with whom Close has worked previously on Nine Lives (2005) and Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (2000).
Co-starring with Close will be Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (TV’s The Tudors) and Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean). Michael Gambon and Janet McTeer round out the cast.
The shoot kicks off in Dublin in June, with some development support provided by the Irish Film Board.