Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to THE WIFE. Directed by Berlin Silver Bear-winner, Björn Runge, THE WIFE is adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. The film stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to glowing reviews and will screen at the San Sebastian and Zurich festivals in October.
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted 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 humor. 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.
The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and CAA and WME. Embankment Films handles International rights.
The Wife is expected to hit cinemas around the world in Summer 2018.