The Les Miserables actor Hugh Jackman is set to star in Six Years, an adaptation of Harlan Covben's latest novel with the same name.
The actor will play the role of Jake Fisher.
The story follows Jackman's character as he loses the love of his life, Natalie, to another man. Six years later, Fisher reads his rival's obituary in a newspaper and attends the funeral hoping to see his former lover.
Tom Rothman is in negotiations to produce alongside Mark Gordon.
Despite Coben's books being regulars on the best-seller lists, Six Years is only the second to be adapted for the big screen.