Glenn Close Looks Like A Man In The First Poster For Albert Nobbs

This year, with her performance in The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep will likely be going for her third Oscar after being nominated 16 times. While that percentage may not seem that great, it's better than the record that Glenn Close has at the Academy Awards. Though she has been nominated five times, Close has never taken home the trophy, but this year she may break that streak. Ironically, it may happen with her playing a man.

The first poster for Albert Nobbs, the new movie from director Rodrigo Garcia based on the short story by George Moore, has premiered online. Check out the one-sheet below or full size over at EW.

This poster strangely reminds me of the first one that was released for The King's Speech last year, but fortunately this one isn't nearly as ugly. Instead, it elegantly shows off the main cast, which, in addition to Close, includes Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson. It's not the most inventive poster we've seen this year, but it's also far from the worst.

Set in 19th century Ireland, the titular Albert Nobbs (Close) is a woman pushed down by society, so she pretends to be a man so that she can work in Dublin's nicest hotel. While there she meets a painter that she falls for, and must find a way to escape from beneath the lie that has consumed her entire life. The movie also stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson. Want to know more? You can read more about Albert Nobbs over in our Blend Film Database.

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