Glenn Close profile has not been as high as it was back when she was playing the vengeful harridan in Fatal Attraction but she’s in next years Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and this week she started filming something which sounds closer in tone to that 80’s thriller.
The film is called ‘The Wife’ and Glenn Close stars in the title role and is joined by co-star Jonathan Pryce (Taboo, Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Nymphomaniac: Vol I & II, True Romance), Annie Starke (Bastards, Albert Nobbs), Max Irons (Woman in Gold, Terminal) and Harry Lloyd (Anthropoid, The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady).
The Wife, with its wise and provocative tone, is a story built around a moment of revelation for Joan Castleman (Close), who is married to one of those men (Pryce) who own the world…and who 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 finally decided to stop. ‘The Wife’ charts the course of a famous marriage and what has brought them to this breaking point. It raises intriguing questions about the nature of partnership and the precarious position of an ambitious woman in a man’s world, culminating in a surprising and unforgettable conclusion that outs a carefully kept secret.
Swedish director Björn Runge (De Blaue Engel, Daybreak), winner of Berlin’s Silver Bear and two Swedish Academy Awards, directs from a screenplay by award-winning screenwriter Jane Anderson (Olive Kitteridge, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio), adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel (which is a good read and not sure why this hasn’t been made into a film before)
We’re unlikely to see a trailer for this for some time as it’s only just started filming in Scotland and Sweden and wraps just before Christmas.