Steers '17' again for New Line


TORONTO -- Burr Steers is on board to direct "17," a teen comedy from New Line Cinema set to star Zac Efron. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who worked with Efron on "Hairspray," are producing via their Offspring Entertainment shingle.

The script, written by Jason Filardi, concerns a grown man who finds himself as a 17-year-old trying to navigate high school. The studio picked up the project as a pitch this past winter.

Jason Barrett is exec producing.

Mark Kaufman and Keith Goldberg are overseeing for the studio.

Steers wrote and directed 2002's award-winning young adult drama "Igby Goes Down." He also has directed episodes of "Weeds," "Big Love" and "The L Word."

Steers is repped by CAA.