Having played at some of this year’s film festivals, it’s been getting some mixed reviews, but all seem to agree that Close’s performance in the titular role, playing a woman passing as a man, is excellent.
We’ve now got a new poster to share with you, courtesy of IMP Awards, focusing on Close front and centre, with two of her co-stars, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson, standing either side.
“Glenn Close co-wrote and stars in this adaptation of the play about a nineteenth-century Irishwoman who disguises herself as a man and works as a butler for twenty years. Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Aaron Johnson co-star in this intelligent and often surprising period drama.”
I don’t know if it’s just me, but something about this new poster makes me think of those seaside / tourist mini-attractions where you stick your head through the hole of a cardboard cut-out for a funny photo. But maybe that’s just me.
Regardless, it’s a pretty nice poster, drawing attention to one reviewer’s admiration of Close’s performance in the lead. The film is yet to have a UK release date scheduled, and though it initially had some Oscar buzz surrounding it, it looks like its US release date has been lined up for the end of January, which I think (though don’t quote me on this) would put it outside the eligibility dates for the 2012 Oscars. (Which, in turn, would undoubtedly open the doors for Michelle Williams and Tilda Swinton to head up the nominations in the Best Actress category, but only time will tell.) Without further ado, here’s the new poster to enjoy.