Will Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Star in Film Adaptation of Harlan Coben's "Six Years"?

By Michael Gioia
16 Dec 2013

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
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Director, writer and producer Jonathan W. Stokes has signed on to adapt "Six Years," the 2013 Harlan Coben novel that Paramount Pictures plans to produce as a potential star vehicle for Hugh Jackman, according to Deadline.com.

Mark Gordon will produce the project, about Jake Fisher, who watches the love of his life marry another man. When the groom dies six years later, Jake can't help but attend the funeral, where he discovers that Natalie is no longer the same woman.

Jackman, Oscar-nominated for his performance as Jean Valjean in "Les Miz," received a Special Tony Award in 2012 and took home the Tony in 2004 for his performance in The Boy From Oz. He has also been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain and his solo show Back on Broadway.