Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to The Wife, starring Glenn Close.
The adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel, directed by Bjorn Runge, also features Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. It made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Wife stars Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and devoted wife who has spent 40 years ignoring her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. After tolerating his infidelities and excuses for decades, she reaches her breaking point and vows to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.
Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber, Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, and Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions produced the film. Spark Film & TV’s Piodor Gustafsson co-produced.
The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and CAA and WME Global. Embankment Films is handling International rights.