Glenn Close Generating Early Oscar Buzz With Riveting Performance In ‘The Wife’

The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Natural (1984), Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and Albert Nobbs (2011). Those are all the films Glenn Close has received an Academy Award nomination. Will her latest film finally be the vehicle that sees the 71-year-old actress get her long overdue Oscar statue? Based on early buzz, it seems very likely.

The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation. Close plays Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife.

Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

The Wife is an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name. Christian Slater, Max Irons and Close’s real-life daughter Annie Starke also star in the film. The Wife arrives in theaters on August 3. Check out the trailer below.

The Wife Movie Trailer