Gleen Close to star in 'The Wife'

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Glenn Close has signed on to star in the title role of The Wife. The Wife will be based off of the popular Meg Wolitzer’s novel. Her novel was released back in 2003.

Variety reported that the movie will focus on the storyline in the novel, which details a collapsing marriage during a journey to Scandinavia.

The movie will be directed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge and is set to go into production in Sweden next winter and spring. Most of the principal photography will be taking place in Stockholm in both English and Swedish languages.

Runge recently discussed what drew him to be a part of this project. “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. After meeting the amazing Glenn Close, I was convinced that directing this film would be a creatively wonderful and challenging experience," said Runge.

It is unknown which male actor will be starring across from Close in The Wife but producers are currently in the process of casting that role.

Before Close heads to set for this film, she will be going back to Broadway to star with John Lithgow. The duo will be starring in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” in Central Park, the Washington Post reported.

Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content, Meta Louise Foldager for Meta Film Stockholm and Swedish producers Maria Dahlin and Gila Ulfung will be working on the film closely with Runge.

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