Inside Picturehouse interviewed Oscar-tipped Glenn Close, star of The Wife and director Bjorn Runge. Both enthuse warmly about each other and the experience of filming the adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel including how it was working with co-stars Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater and Close’s real-life daughter, Annie Stark, playing her fictional younger self.
Director: Bjorn Runge. Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Glenn Close. Duration: 100 min
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.
On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.
The Wife is out Friday 28 September.Find your local cinema and book now