Magazine article Screen International

SPC Swoops on North American Rights to 'The Wife'

Magazine article Screen International

SPC Swoops on North American Rights to 'The Wife'

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Embankment Films handles international sales.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to The Wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

Björn Runge’s drama premiered in Toronto earlier this month where Embankment Films handled international sales and centres on Joan, a devoted spouse who has sacrificed her dreams and overlooked her husband Joe’s infidelities as he built his literary career.

As Joe prepares to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan contemplates a coup de grace that will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and the secret of Joe’s success.

Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke round out the key cast. Jane Anderson adapted the screenplay from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. …

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