Mike Myers will make his directorial debut with the upcoming documentary Supermensch.
The proposed feature-length film tells the story of Shep Gordon, the man who helped guide the careers of such notable musicians as Blondie and Luther Vandross. The folks at A&E IndieFilms will produce the documentary.
Myers and Gordon met back in 1991 while the former Saturday Night Live cast member was putting together his big-screen version of Wayne’s World. The pair went back and forth over the rights to the Alice Cooper song Feed My Frankstein. The two have reportedly been friends ever since.
“I thought he was a perfect combination of Brian Epstein, Marshall McLuhan and Mr. Magoo. I’ve been trying to get Shep to agree to let me make a movie about him for 10 years,” Mike Myers explained.
He continued, “Last year he finally he said yes. I loved him like a brother before we started making this film, and now having sifted through his life and his legacy, I love him even more.”
Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, and Alice Cooper are expected to appear in the Supermensch documentary. Unfortunately for fans who want to see the flick right now, it’s currently unknown when the Myers’ movie will be available for mass consumption.
“We are excited by the passion Mike Myers has brought to this project. Shep Gordon is known throughout Hollywood as the nicest guy to know and the epitome of friendship in an industry devoid of genuine friends — but to hear Mike say it, he’s a Supermensch,” A&E Studios president Bob DeBitetto said in a statement.
The upcoming documentary is the first project Myers has been associated with in quite some time. Outside of his appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 flick Inglorious Basterds and his work on Shrek Forever After, the comedian has remained fairly quiet. Rumors about Wayne’s World and Austin Powers sequels have thus far proved fruitless.
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