Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
The Wife was directed by Björn Runge from a screenplay by Jane Anderson and based on the book by Meg Wolitzer. Tempo produce with Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin and Meta Lousie Foldager Sørensen produce and Claudia Bluemhuber's Silver Reel financed the Film with Embankment Films representing sales rights.
For her performance in The Wife, Glenn Close won the 2019 Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award amongst others and was nominated for the BAFTA and Academy Award.