First Look: Mike Myers as Pitka from The Love Guru
Mike Myers will return next summer in the form of a self-help guru named Pitka in The Love Guru. Since the news about the project hit, we've been introduced to his character only through words - now we finally have the first photo. I'm still a bit skeptical about this and even this photo makes him look way too fake, but we've still got plenty of time. The character needs to be as well-formed as Austin Powers and I'm sure it will be, given Myers has been working on it for years.
Myers plays Pitka, an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs star hockey player Darren Roanoke and his estranged wife. After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) out of revenge, sending her husband into a major professional skid -- to the horror of the teams' owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer). Pitka must return the couple to marital nirvana and get Roanoke back on his game so the team can break the 40-year-old "Bullard Curse" and win the Stanley Cup.
The Love Guru hits theaters next summer on June 20th, 2008.