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Glenn Close Set to Star as 'The Wife' in Meg Wolitzer Adaptation

Thompson on Hollywood By Katelyn Trott | Thompson on Hollywood May 16, 2014 at 1:52PM

Glenn Close is set to star in the upcoming adaptation of bestseller "The Wife," by Meg Wolitzer ("The Interestings"). We haven't seen Close on the big screen since 2011's "Albert Nobbs," but 2014 is shaping up to be a prolific year for her with four films completed, one to shoot, and now this recent signing to the Wolitzer project.
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Glenn Close
Glenn Close

Glenn Close is set to star in the upcoming adaptation of bestseller "The Wife," by Meg Wolitzer ("The Interestings"). We haven't seen Close on the big screen since 2011's "Albert Nobbs," but 2014 is shaping up to be a prolific year for her with four films completed, one to shoot, and now this recent signing to the Wolitzer project. 

"The Wife" is a sharply observed drama about the unraveling of a marriage during a couple’s journey to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm. The film, to be helmed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge ("Daybreak"), will shoot primarily in Stockholm in both English and Swedish languages. A late 2014/early 2015 production start is being eyed, while casting of the male lead has just begun.

In the pipeline for six-time Oscar nominee Close are already-completed roles in four new titles -- Marvel's latest output from their superhero machine, "Guardians of the Galaxy," arriving this summer, Tim Blake Nelson's "Anesthesia," as well as biographical drama "Low Down"  and comedy "5 to 7." And Close will begin shooting a fifth, Stephen Herek's adaptation of the Katharine Paterson children's novel "The Great Gilly Hopkins," later this month.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.