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
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.