Glenn Close is Albert Nobbs, and Trailer to Prove It
Glenn Close has always been a bit mannish. Yes, even when she played the “hot” psychopath in Fatal Attraction. But the acclaimed actress is taking things to the extreme in Albert Nobbs, where she plays a woman who poses as a man to get by in 19th century Ireland. After 30 years, however, she realizes she’s become trapped in her own guise.
Albert Nobbs has Oscar written all over it. Glenn Close is a great actress, and the Academy loves actresses who ugly themselves down for a role. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Albert Nobbs comes to theaters January 27, 2012, which would make it ineligible for this year's Oscars. But we're assuming it will have a qualifying run in 2011] But watch the new trailer for yourself and tell us what you think.