CAST ALSO INCLUDES MAX IRONS, ANNIE STARKE, HARRY LLOYD, ELIZABETH MCGOVERN AND CHRISTIAN SLATER
“Close delivers an Oscar-worthy performance” Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood
“Jonathan Pryce is excellent…unmissable” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Truly outstanding” Yasmin Omar, Harper’s Bazaar
***** The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Metro, The Sun,
The Hollywood News, Express.co.uk, Film And TV Now
**** Empire, The Observer, Evening Standard, Time Out, Daily Telegraph, Heat, The Times
LIONSGATE UK and PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to announce that the critically-acclaimed drama THE WIFE will be available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on 28 JANUARY 2019.
With a dazzling, career-defining performance from six-time Academy-Award nominee Glenn Close (Damages, Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction), the film also stars Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy), is directed by Björn Runge (Happy End) and is based on the best-selling book by Meg Wolitzer who has recently released her 12th novel The Female Persuasion to much acclaim.
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his lauded literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses for the sake of his art, she has tolerated his behaviour with acceptance and humour. After a lifetime of uneven compromises, Joan and Joe’s marriage has reached the moment of truth. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan confronts the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets.
THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, and self-discovery in later life. With a stunning cast including Max Irons (The Riot Club, Woman In Gold, Condor), Annie Starke (We Don’t Belong Here), Harry Lloyd (The Theory Of Everything, The Riot Club), Elizabeth McGovern (The Commuter, Downton Abbey) and Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Mr Robot, True Romance and Heathers).
- THE WIFE – A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES (28mins approx.)
- THEATRICAL TRAILER
Run time: 100 mins approx.