Jane Anderson wedded to The Wife
Fine Line Features has tied the knot on a deal to bring Meg Wolitzer's 2003 novel The Wife to the big screen. Published by Simon & Schuster, The Wife-- set in the literary world--follows the faithful wife of a famous New York novelist who decides to leave her husband on the eve of his receiving a major book award. The life-altering decision unearths the many dark secrets of their marriage. The project will be written and directed by out filmmaker Jane Anderson, who previously performed double duty on the HBO projects Normal and If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also wrote the scripts for Andrew Bergman's It Could Happen to You and Jocelyn Moorhouse's How to Make an American Quilt. "We know [Anderson] will handle The Wife with the sensitivity, subtlety, and sophistication it deserves and that she will attract great actors to the project," said Mark Ordesky, the president of Fine Line, the art-house arm of New Line Cinema.