Hugh Jackman has been lined up to star in a musical adaptation of Cecilia Ahern's upcoming book 'If You Could See Me Now'.

Variety reports that Walt Disney Pictures has acquired the film rights to the book, which will be published later this year.

Jackman is set to play the imaginary friend of a young boy who is being raised by his aunt; when the aunt begins to see the imaginary friend too, a romance blossoms.

Jackman, who is currently shooting 'X-Men 3', will also act as executive producer on the film.