Although the book will be showing up in stores tomorrow, a film adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel Six Years is being planned by Paramount Pictures. Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman is set to star as the main character Jake Fisher. Posted below is the official plot synopsis (courtesy of The Playlist):
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched the love of his life Natalie marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd.
But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for more than a decade, and with that fact everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life—a time he has never gotten over—is turned completely inside out.
As Jake searches for the truth, his picture-perfect memories of Natalie begin to unravel. Mutual friends of the couple either can’t be found or don’t remember Jake. No one has seen Natalie in years. Jake’s search for the woman who broke his heart—and who lied to him—soon puts his very life at risk as it dawns on him that the man he has become may be based on carefully constructed fiction.
This is an interesting role for Hugh Jackman to take. Judging from the not-so-brief synopsis, it seems like it has the potential to be a solid thriller. No word as of yet as to when Six Years will begin production but I’m guessing it’ll be awhile yet. Hugh Jackman will be promoting The Wolverine this summer and then will be shooting Prisoners and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Make sure to check back for further updates.