Following The Wolverine and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Hugh Jackman has said that he’s planning to hang up his claws for a while and take on more non-mutant projects.
One film he’s currently circling is an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel Six Years, according to THR. Paramount Pictures beat out 20th Century Fox and at least three other bidders for the movie rights to the book, which hits US shop shelves today.
The novel is about Jake Fisher, a man ‘who watched the love of his life, Natalie, marry another man. Six years have passed when Jake comes across the other mans 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.’
It’s early days as no screenwriter or director has been attached yet, although Tom Rothman is in talks to produce alongside Mark Gordon.