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Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’ Bought by Sony Classics for North America

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to the Glenn Close drama “The Wife.”

Directed by Björn Runge, the film is adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. The film stars Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke.

The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety‘s Andrew Barker praised Close in his review, saying, “The film itself – solid, conventional, and potentially quite attractive to older filmgoers – is very lucky to have her.”

Close plays Joan, the perfect devoted wife to her charismatic husband, played by Pryce, 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.

“‘The Wife’ is an emotional powerhouse of an experience featuring career best performances by Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. It promises to be a major success in 2018,” said Sony Pictures Classics.

Producers are Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber, Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Piers Tempest, and Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions. It’s co-produced by Spark Film & TV’s Piodor Gustafsson.

The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and CAA and WME Global. Embankment Films handles international rights.

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