According to Variety, Mike Myers' next film, The Love Guru, just got a lot hotter! That's right, gentlemen -- Verne Troyer has joined the cast! Oh, and Jessica Alba too. I guess she's alright. I told you a little bit about the comedy a few months back, but now we've got a confirmed plot synopsis and the cast is starting to take shape. Alba has the female lead in the movie and Myers will re-unite with everyone's favorite alcoholic little person Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer for the first time since the Austin Powers movies. Romany Malco has also joined the cast, you might know him from his excellent work on Showtime's Weeds or his hilarious performance in The 40 Year-Old Virgin. Marco Schnabel, assistant director on Goldmember and the Meet the Parents movies, will direct Guru, which was scripted by Myers and Graham Gordy.

The setup for the movie doesn't sound too hilarious, but I have friends who saw Myers do the Guru character at improv shows in New York, and they loved it. In the film, Mike Myers will play Pitka, "an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus." Pitka moves back to the United States, and "attempts to settle a rift between a hockey player (Malco) and his wife, who begins scoring with the star player of a rival team ... Pitka's job is to check that illicit romance and reunite the couple so the star player can lead his team to the championship." Alba will play the owner of the hockey team, and Troyer will play the team's coach. I can't ascertain from the synopsis if Alba will be a love interest for Pitka or not, but I imagine that's the case. Something tells me Mr. Myers has a big say in casting his female co-stars -- Tia Carrere, Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce, and now Alba. The guy's living in Maxim World! The Love Guru is due out June 20th.



CATEGORIES Casting, Cinematical