Amanda Seyfried, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Orlando Bloom have joined Michael Gambon, Janet McTeer and Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs. The film marks the feature producing debut of Damages star Close, who co-wrote the script with Man Booker prize-winning author John Banville, based on a short story by Irish author George Moore. The drama stars Close as a woman who poses as a man in order to find work and survive in 19th Century Ireland. She becomes enmeshed in an unusual love triangle. After 20 years of gender-faking, she finds herself confined to a prison of her own making.
Rodrigo Garcia is directing, and production will begin June in Dublin. The film is a passion project for Close, who won an Obie playing the Nobbs character in an Off-Broadway interpretation of the Moore story called The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs.
Close will produce with Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Alan Moloney. WestEnd Films is selling international territories. Close previously starred for Garcia in Nine Lives and Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her.