Hugh Jackman To Star In Adaptation Of Harlan Coben's Six Years
It's only March but already Hugh Jackman has had a pretty crazy 2013. In addition to the Les Miserables box office run that ran through the new year, the Aussie star earned a Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards for his performance as Jean Valjean, started production on the Denis Villeneuve-directed thriller Prisoners, and has the first trailer for The Wolverine coming out at the end of the month. He'll soon start production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he also continues to fill out his future slate as well, and today has added a new thriller to the list.
Jackman is now attached to star in Six Years, a new thriller based on the upcoming novel by author Harlan Coben. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the casting news, the plot centers on a man named Jake Fisher - presumably to be played by Jackman - stand by "the love of his life," Natalie, marries another man. Six years later he finds an obituary for the husband and attends the funeral with hopes of seeing Natalie, but is shocked to discover that the widow isn't her, and it puts "all of his past memories with the woman into question."
The book will be the second of Coben's novels to get the film treatment after Guillaume Canet's 2006 movie Tell No One, despite the fact that his last five have all debuted at number one on The New York Times Bestseller list. As the trade notes, Argo director and writer Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio are currently attached to an American remake of that film. Six Years hits bookshelves tomorrow.
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