Berlin: Frances McDormand, Logan Lerman and Christian Slater Jump Into Bed With 'The Wife'

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Brit Marling and Jonathan Pryce also join the drama starring Glenn Close.

A host of talent has been added to the Glenn Close-starring adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's 2003 novel The Wife, with international sales due to commence at EFM.

In an announcement made Friday, Anonymous Content and Meta Film revealed that Oscar-winner Frances McDormand had joined the cast, alongside Logan Lerman, Brit Marling, Christian Slater and Jonathan Pryce.

As announced last year, Close will take the lead in the project — which has been in the works for over a decade — playing Joan Castleman, wife of famous, philandering New York novelist Joe Castleman.

Pryce will play Mr. Castleman, whom Joan leaves on the eve of him receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, with Slater playing his biographer and Lerman the couple's troubled son. Marling is set to portray the young Joan and McDormand her mentor.

Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge is directing, with Rosalie Swedlen of Anonymous Content, Meta Louise Foldager of Meta Film Stockholm and Maria Dahlin and Gila Ulfung producing.

U.K.-based Embankment is launching international sales in Berlin. CAA and WME Global are co-repping for the U.S.