Brian Byrne is scoring the upcoming drama Albert Nobbs. The movie stars Glenn Close as a woman who must pass as a man to survive life in 19th century Ireland. Close also co-wrote the script based on a short story by Irish author George Moore and makes her feature producing debut on the project. Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are co-starring. The film is directed by Rodrigo Garcia who has worked with composer Edward Shearmur on most of his previous features, including Mother and Child and Passengers. No release date has been set yet for the film, but it is expected to come out later this year.

Byrne is an up-and-coming Irish composer who has been working both on American and European projects over the last couple of years. To find out more about Byrne and listen to samples of his work, check out his official webpage. He recently also scored the drama The Good Doctor, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. The film directed by Lance Daly stars Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji B. Henson, Rob Morrow and Michael Pena. In the film, Dr. Martin Blake, played by Bloom, meets an 18-year-old patient suffering from a kidney infection. When her health starts improving, Blake fears losing her, so he begins tampering with her treatment. A release date announcement is expected in the near future.