Mike Myers has made his second deal in recent history with Paramount Pictures as he is set to co-write, produce and star in an as yet untitled comedy for the studio.
In the film Myers will play a character named Pitka, a new-age guru character he road-tested in New York-area theaters. The character will be called in to solve a couple’s romantic troubles.
Myers will write the script with Graham Gordy and is said to have honed the new character through a series of quiet stage shows. The campaign wasn’t entirely covert, as several press reports appeared during the tour. According to one in New York magazine, Myers sported a fake nose and beard, chanted a fake mantra — “Mariska Hargitay” — and wore “a pair of assless chaps.”
The other deal I referred to in my opening has Myers starring in How to Survive a Robot Uprising, a comedy scripted by “Reno 911” creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant.
Myers will next be “heard” in the upcoming Shrek the Third.