Albert Nobbs.The feature film stars Glenn Close as a woman caught in an unusual love triangle.  Passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland, some twenty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself lost in a prison of her own making.  Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson and Brendan Gleeson have just been confirmed to join a prestigious, international cast that includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Janet McTeer.   Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Glenn Close, along with Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville and Gabriella Prekop, adapted from a short story by Irish author, George Moore. Close previously won an Obie Award for playing the Nobbs character Off-Broadway in Simone Benmussa’s theatrical interpretation of Moore’s short story, “The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs.”  Close produces with Steven Spielberg’s long-time producer Bonnie Curtis (Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report), Julie Lynn (Nine Lives, The Jane Austen Book Club, Mother and Child), and Alan Moloney (Neverland, Treasure Island, Breakfast on Pluto), with finance from Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board.  Albert Nobbs will be produced by Parallel Films and WestEnd Films is handling international sales.  Albert Nobbs marks Close’s feature film producing debut.  For television she has executive produced such projects as South Pacific, the acclaimed Sarah, Plain and Tall trilogy and her Emmy Award-winning turn in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story.  This is Close and Garcia’s third project together, Close having starred in his films Nine Lives and Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her.



April 27, 2012


Rodrigo Garc


Glenn Close, John Banville (screenplay)


Entertainment One






113 minutes