Mike Myers to make directorial debut

Mike Myers has moved from being in front of the camera lens to behind, producing and directing his first movie, Supermensch. The A&E IndieFilms documentary chronicles the life of talent manager Shep Gordon, who’s managed the careers of stars from Alice Cooper to Blondie and helped invent the celebrity chef. “I met Shep Gordon in 1991 on the set of Wayne’s World. I thought he was a perfect combination of Brian Epstein, Marshall McLuhan and Mr. Magoo,” says Myers. “I’ve been trying to get Shep to agree to let me make a movie about him for 10 years. 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.” The project is the Austin Powers star’s directorial debut and includes guest appearances by Gordon’s friends, including Michael Douglas, Willie Nelson, Sylvester Stallone and Anne Murray. A&E Studios president Bob DeBitetto, David McKillop and Molly Thompson are served as executive producers. “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,” says DeBitetto. The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. ~Naomi Leanage

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  1. Snepts • July 31, 2013 @ 9:24 PM

    Considering the Toronto International Film Festival is little over a month away, he’s going to have to make the movie quickly.

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