I thought Canadian Mike Myers was a hockey fan?†If so, someone revoke his fan club card: Myers is writing and starring in a romantic comedy called The Love Guru, co-starring Justin Timberlake as Jacque Grande of the L.A. Kings.
Oh, it doesn’t end there; Verne “Mini-Me” Troyer plays the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jessica Alba is either the Leafs’ owner or the star’s love interest (casting isn’t finalized). Sure, Alba will provide wonderful eye candy–particularly if she plays a mute–but really, this is the cast that Myers assembled for a hockey comedy? Maybe he figures that Timberlake will bring some attention to the sport from non-fans… but I don’t see avid Teen Beat readers rushing out to buy season tickets after seeing the film.
Don’t get me wrong: Timberlake can be a funny guy. His SNL “D*ck in a Box” video (embedded below) is a classic, and his recurring turn as Robin Gibb in SNL’s Barry Gibb Talk Show sketches is laugh-out-loud hysterical.
But notice what those two fun Timberlake examples have in common: Singing. Unless they’re planning to make The Love Guru into a musical… but no, I’ve said too much. If Myers gets wind of that idea he just may do it.
Filming starts in Toronto next month, so rush on up to stargaze and watch the creation of a Hollywood Zamboni wreck. I’m hoping I’m dead wrong†and it turns out to be a goofy comedy success a la the original†Austin Powers or Wayne’s World.
But given the premise and cast, I’d say it’s more likely that Michael Vick hosts the 2008†Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.