Hugh Jackman Signs onto Paramount’s ‘Six Years’

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Hugh Jackman will star in Paramount’s upcoming film, Six Years. It is based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben, noted for his thrillers.

Paramount is developing the project – winning it from four other bidding studios – though neither a director nor a screenwriter is currently attached. Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman is in negotiations to produce alongside Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, 2012). Check out a summary of the novel below:

The novel centers on Jake Fisher, who watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed when Jake comes across the other man’s obituary. He resolves to attend the funeral, hoping to catch a glimpse of Natalie. But the mourning widow is not Natalie, throwing all of his past memories with the woman into question.

For those interested in checking out the plot further, Six Years conveniently hits bookstores tomorrow.