Zac Efron's new high school comedy 17 has finally found its director. According to Variety, New Line has hired Igby Goes Down's Burr Steers to direct the project.

The script, written by Jason Filardi, revolves around a middle-age man who wakes up to find that he is 17 again. He enrolls in the same school as his two children so that he can be close to them.

Hairspray director Adam Shankman is producing the comedy with Jennifer Gibot. Shankman stated, "It's been very important to Jennifer and I that we pair Zac with a director that has a truly original voice and style."

The film is set to go into production this December for a 2008 release date.

B. Alan Orange