Swedish director Björn Runge working on new project

Swedish director Björn Runge (pictured) is working on a new film titled The Wife.

The Wife is adapted from US author Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling 2003 novel and observes the relationship of a married couple as it falls apart during their trip to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

The film will start shooting in Scotland at the end of the month. US actress Glenn Close is in the leading role, and Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater and Annie Starke also have leading roles. The project is produced by US Rosalie Swedlin (Anonymous Content) and Danish producer Meta Louise Foldager for Meta Film. Producers also include the British Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford for Tempo Productions, Swedish producer Piodor Gustafsson for Spark Film & Television, and Swiss producer Claudia Bluemhuber in collaboration with Swedish regional film centre Film Väst.

Runge has previously collected awards with Daybreak (2003), which won a Silver Bear in Berlin and two Guldbagge Awards. Mouth to Mouth (2005) was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize.

The film is due for release in 2017.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.