Zac Efron to Star in Fox Comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Chernin Entertainment is producing the film, which is being directed by Jake Szymanski

Last Updated: January 22, 2015 @ 2:17 PM

It’s unlikely Zac Efron would ever be in need of a wedding date in real life, but regardless, the “Neighbors” star is set to continue honing his comedy chops in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” which is set up at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap

Jake Szymanski will direct from a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready are producing with Jonathan Levine. Fox executive Daria Cercek will oversee the project for the studio.

Story follows two brothers who seek wedding dates via an online ad that quickly goes viral. While it’s unclear whether Efron will play Mike or Dave, he has no doubt been cast as the good-looking brother.

Efron is coming off the success of Universal’s “Neighbors,” which grossed $268 million worldwide. He’s also set to star opposite Robert De Niro in Lionsgate’s raunchy comedy “Dirty Grandpa.”

Efron, who recently wrapped Max Joseph’s DJ movie “We Are Your Friends,” is repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment.

The news was first reported by Variety.