“Don’t paint me as the victim. I’m much more interesting than that,” says Glenn Close in a new trailer for “The Wife.” An adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, the drama sees the six-time Oscar nominee playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful writer. Joan has dedicated decades of her life to nurturing her husband’s (Jonathan Pryce, “Game of Thrones”) career, but on the eve of his receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, she decides that she’s had enough of his egotism and infidelities.
Joan’s “coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career,” the film’s official synopsis hints.
The trailer shows glimpses into Joan and her husband’s complicated history. Joan herself was a talented writer in her college days — and her future husband was her professor.