The film centers on Close's titular character, a woman that tries to pass for a man in 19th century Ireland in order to make her living. Directed by acclaimed Colombian writer/director Rodrigo Garcia ("In Treatment," "Mother and Child"), 'Nobbs' also stars it girl Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson. Interestingly enough, Close already played this character in an off-Broadway production in the early '80s, nabbing an Obie Award in the process. She also contributed to the screenplay alongside Gabrielle Prekop and John Banville, and she will co-produce with Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Alan Moloney.
Liddell and Roadside partnered last year on the distribution of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful," scoring Javier Bardem a Best Actor nomination for his role as an ailing father. Roadside Attractions has become a hot distributor for small indie fare, including last year's Oscar nominee "Winter's Bone." As long as Close pulls out all the stops, they should have no problem pushing this one through come Oscars season.