Close stars Joan Castleman, a flawlessly wife who selflessly gave up her own writing ambitions to assume the role of wife to philandering literary giant Joe Castleman (Pryce). On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature Joan decides to leave him.
Slater is the determined, unauthorized biographer who prompts Joan’s decision.
Marling will play the younger Joan who is mentored by McDormand.
Lerman plays David, Joe and Joan’s troubled son, an aspiring writer who stands in the big shoes of his successful father.
Swedish director Bjorn Runge will direct from a screenplay by Jane Anderson, adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name.
Olivia Diaz | Film Journalist