Perry to cross generation gap in "17"
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Matthew Perry will play a grown-up version of Zac Efron in the teen comedy "17." In a scenario that turns the concept of "Big" on its head, the Jason Filardi-penned script follows a middle-aged father who wakes up to find he's 17 again.
In order to be close to his children, he enrolls in their school.
Burr Steers will direct the New Line film.
Efron was attached to star when the project was set up. Leslie Mann, who plays Perry's wife, came on board in October.
Perry recently starred on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and will be seen on the big screen in "The Laws of Motion," an indie drama that also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Hilary Swank and Ben Foster.
- WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal
- Colorado baker discriminated by denying gay couple wedding cake: judge
- Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai
- Amish girl in Ohio will not be forced to resume chemo for cancer
- North Korea frees U.S. Korean War veteran after seven weeks
Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013
Reuters looks at the life and times of Nelson Mandela, an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Video