IMPAwards has just added a new poster for the Oscar-buzzy film Albert Nobbs, which is garnering lots of attention from star Glenn Close’s portrayal of a man. While the first poster merely hinted at this fact, this latest poster puts the marvellous special effects make-up designs at the front of the poster.
A woman passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.
Based on the short story by George Moore, Close has already portrayed this role on stage, and is joined by Michael Gambon, Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aaron Johnson and Mia Wasikowska. Rodrigo García (Revolución, Passengers) will direct a script co-written by Close and novelist John Banville.
Albert Nobbs is released on 26 December 2011 in Australia from Hopscotch. It will also receive a limited release in the US from 27 January 2012.