While everyone is busy being excited about the new Wolverine images and trailer release date that we got today, Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, has lined up another project. This time he’ll be starring in Six Years, an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name.
The book actually doesn’t even hit shelves until tomorrow, but it’s obviously pretty good if there’s already an adaptation in the works, especially considering Coben isn’t John Grisham or any of the other authors who get every novel adapted. In fact, Coben has only had one novel turned into a film, Tell No One, which was made by French filmmaker Guillaume Canet.
This book tells the story of Jake Fisher, a man who suffered through watching the love of his life marry another man. Six years later Jake sees the other man’s obituary and resolves to attend the funeral in hopes of catching a glimpse of his love, Natalie. But the mourning widow he sees is not Natalie, which throws all of his past memories with the woman into question. Sounds interesting to me and it sounds like a role I’d love to see Jackman play.
It doesn’t look like the film will be going into production anytime soon, as Jackman is currently in production for Prisoners and soon will be filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past. There’s also the current lack of a director and writer and everyone else needed to make a movie, but having a studio and Jackman is a solid start. So until there’s any more news about Six Years, head to a bookstore and pick up a copy so you’re ready to tell your friends all the reasons why the book is going to be better as soon as the first trailer hits.
What do you think of Jackman joining Six Years? Is this a story that you think will translate well to the big screen? Check out the long synopsis of the book below and then head to the comments section to share your thoughts.
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.