The casting for Rodrigo Garcia’s new movie Albert Nobbs is hotting up with Amanda Seyfried and native son Jonathan Rhys Meyers joining Glenn Close, Orlando Bloom, Sir Michael Gambon and Janet McTeer in an all-star cast.

The movie which is set in 19th century Ireland sees Close reprise her stage role as a woman who must disguise herself as a man in order to find work and survive. A Celtic reverse-Tootsie if you will.

Close also helped adapt Irish author George Moore’s short story with the help of local legend John Banville. So she has a vested interest in helping it suceed.

Shooting is set to begin in Dublin in early June.

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