12/15/2010 03:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Glenn Close Cross Dresses For Film 'Albert Nobbs' (PHOTO)

Glenn Close is set to star in a role of a lifetime: a man.

Close is finally getting her 10-year passion project up off the ground, starring in 'Albert Nobbs,' the story of a 19th century Englishwoman who dresses as a male butler to score a job in a tough Irish economy, based on a novel by George Moore. And, well, she certainly looks the part.

According to Irish Central, starring alongside Close will be Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson, the latter of whom recently starred as a young John Lennon in 'Nowhere Boy.'

The project began shooting on December 10th, about which Close was absolutely ecstatic. "The definition of a truly independent film is that they almost don't get made...Ten years ago I was here hoping to make the film," she gushed at a press conference.

"I feel it is a really wonderful partnership and I'm very excited...Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have this extraordinary group of talent both in front of and behind the camera."