Producer: Gero Bauknecht, Georgia A.A. Bayliff, Nina Bisgaard
Writer: Jane Anderson, Meg Wolitzer
Release Date: Aug 17, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 40m
Based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife tells the story of Joan Castleman (Glenn Close), a brilliant woman who has spent decades forfeiting her own talent and dreams to support the successful literary career of her husband, Joe (Jonathan Pryce). As they travel to Stockholm in 1992 (allowing a reference to the Clintons that does not go unnoticed) to accept Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan encounters journalist Nathaniel Boone (Christian Slater). Nathaniel, it seems, is researching a biography of Joe. When Boone begins to dig and asks Joan about a “beautifully written” story she penned in college and what encouragement Joe provided, Joan’s façade begins to crack. Later, when Joan witnesses the sexism inherent in the Nobel Prize process – and we flash back to her years as a student and learn how she took on the role she’s been playing for years – the façade crumbles and there is no turning back.
Directed by Bjorne Runge and adapted for the screen by Jane Anderson. Also starring Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, and Alix Wilton Regan.
Alix Wilton Regan
Karin Franz Körlof
Twinnie Lee Moore
Did You Know?
Christian Slater and Glenn Close were seen filming at Glasgow Kelvin College Springburn Campus.