Alice & Kick Ass Join “Albert Nobbs”

Aaron Johnson and Mia Wasikowska have joined the cast of the film adaptation of 1980’s Broadway play “Albert Nobbs” for WestEnd Films reports Screen Terrier.

Set around a luxury hotel in Dublin in the 19th century, the “Gosford Park”-esque drama has Glenn Close reprising her award-winning stage role of a woman who impersonates a man to survive.

Michael Gambon, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Janet McTeer also star in the project which Rodrigo Garcia (“Mother and Child”) will direct. Close and John Banville adapted the script from author George Moore’s short story.

Shooting was to kick off in July in Dublin but the project was delayed several months and will now commence filming on December 13th. Johnson and Wasikowska are replacing the roles of Joe and Helen which Orlando Bloom and Amanda Seyfried were originally set to play before the delay made it a scheduling impossibility.

Close, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn will produce. Filming kicks off in Dublin.