Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour.
Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.
The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.
Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer and directed by Golden Bear winner Bjorn Runge, from a screenplay by Jane Anderson. The Wife is produced by Meta Sorensen, Rosalie Sweden, Claudia Bluemhuber, Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford. Tempo are delighted to be partnered with Anonymous Content, Meta Films and Spark Film and TV in bringing THE WIFE to the screen.
Currently in post production.
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