Deadline is exclusively reporting that Netflix have acquired the film rights for Harlan Coben’s bestselling thriller Six Years, whilst attaching David Ayer to produce, adapt and direct the project.
The title of the 2013 novel refers to the number of years that passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. With a heart broken, he throws himself into his career as a college professor, while keeping a promise to leave her alone while he simmers in a slow building rage. His hopes rise when he reads that her husband has died. Unable to help himself, he goes to the funeral and discovers the wife of the deceased man isn’t the woman he fell in love with and becomes determined to find her and get the truth.
Ayer will be producing alongside Chris Long under their Cedar Park banner.
Now I’m not familiar with the Coben novel, but it sounds like an interesting premise to adapt and something different for Ayer to adapt outside of his usual box that we’ve come to know him for, the gritty crime dramas.