Jackman signs on for Six Years?
Published 19/03/2013 | 16:51
Hugh Jackman is apparently attached to mystery drama Six Years.
The Oscar-nominated Les Miserables star is headed towards the big-screen adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel, said The Hollywood Reporter.
He is expected to take the lead role of Jake Fisher, who is still heart-broken after the love of his life marries another man. When her husband dies, Jake decides to attend the funeral in the hopes of seeing his former flame, only to realise that the mourning widow is not who he thought, which throws his past memories into question.
No director or writer is attached yet, although former Fox executive Tom Rothman is to produce.
This would be the second Harlan book to be adapted for the big screen. Tell No One was made into a French-language film in 2006, and is being remade by Warner Bros, with Ben Affleck attached to direct.
Hugh, who was praised for his performance as reformed convict Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's musical remake, is filming revenge thriller Prisoners alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.
He will reprise his Wolverine alter-ego in James Mangold's sequel The Wolverine, a role which he is also expected to return to for Bryan Singer's sequel X-Men: Days Of Future Past.