Set to hit bookshelves tomorrow, Harlan Coben's latest thriller, Six Years, is already working its way to the big screen, courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that the project has found a star in Hugh Jackman, who will play the leading role of Jake Fisher in a story officially described as follows:
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, 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.
Jackman, who recently starred in Les Miserables, can next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, James Mangold's The Wolverine and, next summer, in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
You can check out a trailer for the book itself in the player below: