Glenn Close to star in 'The Wife'

Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Glenn Close is heading to Sweden to star in the movie adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel 'The Wife'.

Glenn Close will star in 'The Wife'.

The Academy Award-nominated actress will play the title character in the movie adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel - which follows the collapse of a couple's marriage as they travel through Scandinavia.

The story - published in 2003 - centres on 64-year-old Joan - played by Close - as she journeys to Stockholm with her novelist husband, Joe, to see him receive the fictional 'Helsinki' award.

Close, 67, will travel to Sweden for the shoot - which is set to take place next winter and spring - and will be directed by Bjorn Runge in both Swedish and English languages, reports Deadline.

Runge said: "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."

Close is also set to begin shooting 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' later this month, which is based on the 1978 children's novel by Katherine Paterson.


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