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Matthew Perry is Zac Efron... Really!

Matthew Perry is Zac Efron... Really!

Matthew Perry will play a grown-up version of Zac Efron in the upcoming teen comedy 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

17 will be directed by Burr Steers and produced by Hairspray‘s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot. Leslie Mann will play Perry‘s wife, reportedly named Scarlett.

The film 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 December 2007. That’s next month!

What, you don’t see the physical resemblance between Zac and Matthew?

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  • joh-anna


    They don’t even look a like?!!


    Wow Cool! I like Mathew perry since friends days, he’s one such good comedian! i’m looking to watching seventeen!

  • UNKNown


  • joh-anna

    okay Second whatever


    i mean looking forward.. sorry

  • V supporter

    Can’t you people see that I posted FIRST???!!! I posted at 8:47- LOOK AT THE 1ST COMMENT!

  • celebpsychic

    Alrighty then…

    Zanessa will they break-up

  • xspeechlessx

    thats a good mix lol

  • http://sdsad jessica


  • Z & V Fan

    I can’t wait to see this film!!!!

  • nani

    yaaay! I love Zac. and matthew, he rocks!. Can’t wait.

  • yfw

    they look nothing alike, but Matthew Perry is awesum


    Its nice to seeing news like this in Jared site and of Vanessa a while back, and not those in your face paprazi photos of Z & V.

    You’re really a cool guy JJ! thank you so much for this!

  • y2k50154

    zac is sooo hot

  • http://JustJared kathryn

    zac zac zac…just made my day.=)

  • Rita

    sadly, zac efron is the star of the movie and they wanted an adult who wasn’t as big a star… i mean, matthew perry is great but they could’ve hired an actor who isn’t as well known! It’s bit insulting for perry, really.. poor guy.

  • belinda

    they don’t look alike, but they’re both charming

  • dadaly

    i hate ZAC but love Matt….

  • Spirit

    I do not see any resemblance… sorry…


    JJ i can see a little resemblance, the way they smile, and the stracture of their faces i guess.

  • kamila

    Despite the fact that this movie idea is not original (come on, “13 Going on 30″), I really hope this can be an amazing opportunity for Matthew Perry. He is a great comedy actor and I wish all the best for his career.

    And this movie will also have Leslie Mann, who is an AMAZING actress. I hope she can be nominated at the award season for her great work on “Knocked Up”.


    Hi there spirit! miss ya! know what i’m about to go home its 10 pm, then saw this! i will be stuck in my chair again!

  • Spirit

    LOL V-Loyalist!!! Miss Ya too!!! I do hope you have a good night! Sweet Z & V dreams to you :-)

  • belinda

    i do remember seeing a very young matthew perry in a 1989 movie called “she’s out of control” and really no resemblance to zac efron

  • April

    Love them both….I think they will be great for this movie !

  • the_original_nika


  • the_original_nika

    If only going back in time were possible, if only!!! *sigh*

  • http://JustJared kathryn

    even the small details of what they’re wearing…still looks cute.=)

  • jesseeka

    first off I love Zac and Mathew I think they are both great actors. Zac is hot and Mathew is halerious! Plus leslie just cracks me up.. So I am deffinatly excited for this movie!

  • troy

    #22 Well to be accurate “Seventeen” is actually the reverse of “13 Going on 13″ (an adult going becoming a teenager again as opposed to a teenager or preteen magically becoming an adult)which was the female version of “Big.” But still I get your point this hardly a new concept, its all in the execution and I hope its good. As far as any resemblence between Matthew Perry and Zac goes, I don’t see it either.

  • katie

    love zac

  • April

    Maybe with Zac’s new darker hair the resemblence will be better ???!

  • DEE

    Of course there’s no resemblance. Quite frankly I don’t think there is anyone hot enough to play an older version of Zac!!!! But Matthew Perry seems like a good comedic choice, combined with Leslie Mann I’m definitely even more excited for this movie if that’s at all possible!!!

  • http://- Rocio

    I love you ZAC !!!
    You are so pretty!

  • Elisa

    Oh I’m so excited now! I love them both. Can’t wait to see this film. :)

  • ana


    hate efron though-


    Thanks Spirit! goodnite! nub u ad the za’s, i wish y’all doing great today and in good health always, your family and the rest of za’s!

  • ccc

    they are so different but it still goin´to be an amazing movie

    love zac


  • Merle.V

    Woah! Can’t wait to see it!

    Loveee. Zac(L)

    Xx Merle,,

  • Mafer..!!

    q bn..!!perooooo no se parecen en nadaaaa…!!!

  • Meg

    I think it’s a good choice. He’ll be good at comedy. Part of the point is that the older actor has changed over time. The main differences are Zac’s forehead is shorter, and his eyes are at a different angle, mouth is wider. The have similar cheekbone structure, and chin. It may depend on the camera angles as to how much they look alike, and makeup. You know Zac’s gonna have bangs.

    I think they are assembling a good cast. The older actors will bring in a slightly older crowd which will broaden Zac’s appeal.

  • Ashleigh


    Zac looks just like him!

  • devin

    Can’t wait to see it! Love them both and Zac needs to jump away from the Disney stuff if he is going to be considered a serious actor. Best wishes to both of them.

  • zanessalovesyou

    I love Zac Efron and Matthew Perry
    Zac is hot and Matthew is funny

  • beverley

    #29 kathryn
    Thanks for pic,I might be mistaken but could this have been taken last week when Vanessa went for a meal with her Mom and Stella ???
    Vanessa’s clothes look the same.What do you think ????

  • [~Famous~]

    jared, keep these threads coming. no more brangelina!

  • Zanessa Forever

    ZANESSA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kkc0606

    i’m soooo excited for this movie now!!! i can’t wait to see what matthew perry has up is sleeve for his character and zac well, he hot but a great actor… :P it should be really funny becasue matt was hilarious as chandler haha :)

  • zvkg

    Thanks jared. W/ Matthew Perry playing, “Seventeen” seems very interesting now. hmm…

    oh, and for those that missed it on Van’s thread, here’s the youtube link to X17′s video:

    I feel really bad for her family.