Frances McDormand to Join Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife Adaptation
After her SAG Award win for HBO’s adaptation of Olive Kitteridge, Frances McDormand has signed on for the film adaptation of The Wife, author Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel.
McDormand will be joining the current cast of Jonathan Pryce as the novelist, Christian Slater as his biographer, Logan Lerman the couple’s son. Brit Marling will play the young wife, and McDormand her Smith College mentor.
A Husband. A Wife. Their Secret.
Joe and Joan Castleman are en route to Helsinki. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive there, while Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long she has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, whilst quietly being the keystone of his success. But behind the compromises, the disappointment and disillusionment there lies a secret…