The Wife trailer: Glenn Close is fed up of being a kingmaker

Glenn Close has remained a remarkably consistent actress over the duration of her career and despite being nominated for an Academy Award six times is often forgotten in the conversation about modern day greats. The Wife sees her tackle a role that some believe could put her in contention to win her first Oscar next year, and its subject matter is certainly timely enough to play the right political chords at the ceremony. Watch the trailer for The Wife above to see what you think.

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 the secret of his career.

Björn Runge (Happy End) directs Meg Wolitzer's novel, with Max Irons, Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Annie Starke and Harry Lloyd also featuring in the cast.

The Wife comes to UK screens on September 28th 2018.

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