Leslie Mann joins “17”

26 January 2008

17 Again

From the Hollywoodreporter (24 October 2007):

Mann turning ’17’ for New Line

Leslie Mann will star opposite Zac Efron in New Line’s teen comedy “17,” being directed by Burr Steers.

Mann will play Scarlett, the wife of the adult character played by Efron.

Likened to Tom Hanks’ character in 1988’s “Big,” the film’s story centers on a grown man who finds himself as a 17-year-old trying to navigate high school.

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who worked with Efron on “Hairspray,” are producing through their Offspring Entertainment shingle. Jason Filardi wrote the script.

Jason Barrett is executive producing, while Mark Kaufman and Keith Goldberg are overseeing for the studio.

Mann, whose credits include Universal’s “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” is repped by CAA. It’s her first project since signing with the agency.

The info can also be found at Variety (24 October 2007):

Leslie Mann (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) has signed to star in New Line’s high school comedy “17,” opposite Zac Efron. Mann most recently starred in her husband Judd Apatow’s summer hit “Knocked Up.” Other credits include “Big Daddy” and “Orange County.”

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