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Watch Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in the trailer for The Wife

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Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. 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. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

Directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner, Björn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth) and adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name, The Wife shot for seven weeks in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stockholm.

Max Irons (Woman in Gold, Terminal) joins the Castleman family as their troubled son and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, Nymphomaniac: Vol I & II, True Romance) features as an aspiring biographer and journalist, who is determined to uncover the Castleman family secret.

The supporting cast includes Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), with Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady) and Annie Stark (Bastards, Albert Nobbs) playing the roles of young Joe and Joan.

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