Matthew Perry to Play Zac Efron in 17


Matthew Perry will play a grown-up version of Zac Efron in 17, New Line’s teen comedy being directed by Burr Steers, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Jason Filardi-penned script follows a middle-age father who wakes up to find he’s 17 again. In order to be close to his children, he enrolls in the same school as them.

Production begins early next month. Leslie Mann plays Perry’s wife in the film.

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment banner.