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Matthew Perry joins Zac Efron in ''17''

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Matthew Perry will play a grown-up version of co-star Zac Efron in New Line’s teen comedy 17. Director Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) will helm the project, about a middle-aged father who wakes up to find he’s 17 again and enrolls in high school to get closer to his kids. Writer Jason Filardi (Bringing Down the House) penned the script. Production is scheduled to start next month. Efron was tapped to star when the project was set up, and Leslia Mann (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), who will play Perry’s wife, was cast in October. Perry recently finished work on the indie drama The Laws of Motion, which also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Hilary Swank, and Ben Foster. (Hollywood Reporter)

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