Sony Pictures Classics Acquires North American Rights to Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’

Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater star in the film that had its premiere at TIFF

The Wife

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to “The Wife,” which stars Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

The film, directed by Björn Runge, had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It also stars Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke.

“The Wife” follows Joan Castleman (Close), who is a highly intelligent woman and a perfectly devoted wife. She gave up her own career and dreams for her husband’s Joe (Pryce) literary career. But after all the infidelities and excuses, Joan has finally 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.

Producer Claudia Bluemhube added, “‘The Wife’ is a film about the changing role of women in society in the last 50 years and is a reminder of how far we have come and the significant contributions and achievements we have made in modern day. The filmmaking team is thrilled that Sony Pictures Classics has come on board to share this important film with audiences and we can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

“The Wife” is produced by Silver Reel’s Bluemhuber, Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions and it was co-produced by Spark Film & TV’s Piodor Gustafsson.

The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and CAA and WME Global.