The multiple Oscar nominee has committed to play the title role in Jane Anderson’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestseller.
Björn Runge will direct and the producers are Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content with Meta Louise Foldager for Meta Film Stockholm and Sweden’s Maria Dahlin and Gila Ulfung.
The Wife is a drama about the unravelling of a marriage during a couple’s journey to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm.
The film will shoot primarily in Stockholm in both English and Swedish. Production is planned for early 2015 and the producers are searching for the male lead.
“The first time I read The Wife I was instantly inspired by the story of love, creativity and a secret larger than life in itself that the main characters, Joan and Joe, are carrying,” said Runge. “After meeting the amazing Glenn Close, I was convinced that directing this film would be a creatively wonderful and challenging experience.”