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Glenn Close is The Wife: Based on the book by the author of The Female Persuasion #book2movie

Glenn Close is The Wife


Can you imagine your spouse being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?* I’m wondering how a man—or woman—could avoid being obnoxious and so self-absorbed as to be insufferable. I’d probably, like the character in Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife, question my life choices too!



Glenn Close is a six-time Oscar nominee. Is this finally her year?

If you’ve read Wolitzer’s novel, how thrilled are you to see Glenn Close as Joan Castleman? Take that Fatal Attraction outrage and give it to a character who has lived in her husband’s shadow for forty years. Ooooh! This is going to be good! The film is set for release on August 3 with a cast that includes Jonathan Pryce as the Nobel Prize-winning husband, Max Irons (The Handmaid’s Tale) as their son, with Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater. 


The movie’s logline:

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.


About the book

Meg Wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the nature of partnership, the question of a male or female sensibility, and the place for an ambitious woman in a man’s world.
The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joan’s husband, Joseph, is one of America’s preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. From this gripping opening, Meg Wolitzer flashes back to 1950s Smith College and Greenwich Village and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking point—one that results in a shocking revelation. 
With her skillful storytelling and pitch-perfect observations, Wolitzer has crafted a wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life. 

Let’s watch the trailer ...


Glenn Close is outstanding, isn’t she? All that simmering rage. What do you think? Lay it on me, I’m all ears.



* (I’m talking to you, Melania!)

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