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First-look image of Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife

The Wife

Story by Jack Foley

A FIRST-look image has just been released for upcoming feature film The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

Six-time Academy Award nominee Close plays the eponymous role of Joan Castleman, alongside Pryce (The Man Who Invented Christmas, Taboo, Game of Thrones, Listen Up Philip) as her Nobel prize-winning husband.

The Wife, with its wise and provocative tone, hinges on a revelation for Joan Castleman, who is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else.

He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent forty years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough.

The Wife reveals a famous marriage that is brought to breaking point.

Directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner, Björn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth) and adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name, The Wife shot for seven weeks in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stockholm.

Max Irons (Woman in Gold, Terminal) joins the Castleman family as their troubled son and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Nymphomaniac: Vol I & II, True Romance) features as an aspiring biographer and journalist, who is determined to uncover the Castleman family secret.

The supporting cast further includes Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), with Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady) and Annie Stark (Bastards, Albert Nobbs) playing the roles of young Joe and Joan.

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