She gave up her dreams and put up with her husband’s peccadillos in the name of art – and he is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
She’s not entirely happy about that.
The Wife will be in select theaters on August 17th.
In Theaters August 17th
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern
Directed by: Björn Runge
Screenplay by: Jane Anderson
Based on the Book by: Meg Wolitzer
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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.