Casting Net: Hugh Jackman attached to 'Six Years'; Plus, Tom Cruise and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E', Nick Jonas, Sarah Silverman, more

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• Hugh Jackman is attached to star in an adaptation of mystery and thriller author Harlan Coben’s upcoming novel Six Years. The story is about Jake Fisher who loses his love to another man. When Fisher attends the other man’s funeral to see his long-lost love six years later, he realizes that the widow is not the same woman, and as a result, he begins to doubt everything. It’s still very early in the process — Coben’s novel has yet to be released (out March 19), and there is currently no director or screenwriter attached. Guillaume Canet adapted the Coben triller Tell No One for the big screen. As for Jackman, the Oscar-nominated actor can be seen next in The Wolverine, in theaters July 26. [THR]

• Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1960s NBC series Man from U.N.C.L.E, about a pair of secret agents who work for the international agency U.N.C.L.E, or, United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Guy Ritchie is currently attached to direct. The film adaptation has been in the works for years. At one point, Steven Soderbergh was attached to direct George Clooney, and when Clooney had to drop out due to an injury, basically every current Hollywood dreamboat was considered for the role, including Ryan Gosling, Jon Hamm, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, and Michael Fassbender.  [Deadline]

• Nick Jonas has signed on for his first lead acting role in Elizabeth Allen’s Careful What You Wish For. Jonas will play Doug, a guy who has an affair with Lena (Isabel Lucas), the woman renting the lake house next door. All is good fun adultury till Lena’s investment banker husband dies under suspicious circumstances. [Deadline]

• Comedian Sarah Silverman is in talks to join Seth MacFarlane’s Ted follow-up, A Million Ways to Die in the West. Silverman would play a prostitute who refuses to have sex with her finance (Giovanni Ribisi), which will surely arm her with material for years to come. The cast currently includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and MacFarlane. [THR]

Godzilla began filming Monday in Vancouver, and added Ken Watanabe to its cast, which now includes Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. They’re aiming towards a May 16, 2014 release date. [Deadline]

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