Glenn Close is a Kind Little Man in 'Albert Nobbs' Trailer

With its premiere yesterday, the first trailer of Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close, has Hollywood buzzing about a potential sixth career Oscar nomination for the actress.

The indie drama from Carnivale and Six Feet Under director Roberto Garcia, co-written by Close and John Banville (The Last September) from a short story by George Moore, tells the story of a woman who struggles to live in late 19th century Ireland because women aren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel, "Albert" hopes to escape the lie she’s been living when she meets a handsome painter.
Aside from the stellar cast that includes Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Brendan Gleeson, the movie features a hypnotic cross-gender performance from Close. We’re familiar with Oscar’s love affair with women who play men, i.e. Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry, Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There and Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love. We’ll omit Amanda Bynes’s turn in She’s The Man, a very loose adapation of the famous Japanese manga/TV series Hana Kimi to say that Nobbs is more than just Close dressed up as a man.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Does this have the promise of another Oscar nomination for Close?

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