Film: "The Love Guru"

The Love Guru

Opens June 20, 2008
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment

Mike Myers (left) stars in the title role of “The Love Guru” co-starring Jessica Alba (right).

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present A Nomoneyfun Films/Michael De Luca Production “The Love Guru” starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley.

The film is directed by Marco Schnabel and written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy. The producers are Mike Myers and Michael De Luca. The executive producers are Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Donald J. Lee, Jr.

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Photo Credit: George Kraychyk
© 2007 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Executive Producers Gary Barber Roger Birnbaum Donald J. Lee, Jr.
Produced by Michael De Luca Mike Myers
Written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy
Directed by Marco Schnabel

Cast: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley

Movie Synopsis:

In the comedy "The Love Guru," Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original character since Austin Powers) is 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 (Romany Malco) 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.

Release: June 20, 2008

This film is not yet rated.

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"The Love Guru" is a Paramount Pictures Release

Justin Timberlake to Star With Mike Myers in 'The Love Guru'

Timberlake Joins All-Star Cast Including Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer in Comedy That Begins Shooting This September in Toronto

Justin Timberlake is the latest star to join the cast of the new Mike Myers' comedy "The Love Guru" in which he essays his first original character since Austin Powers. The Paramount Pictures production is co-financed by Spgylass Entertainment and will be distributed by Paramount worldwide.

Timberlake who was part of the voice ensemble led by Myers in the blockbuster summer hit "Shrek the Third" will play Jacques Grande, a professional hockey player in "The Love Guru," alongside the previously announced Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer.

Recently, in addition to recording a multi-platinum album "FutureSex/LoveSounds," which produced four consecutive #1 singles, and launching a highly lauded "FutureSex/LoveShow," the winner of multiple Grammy Awards appeared in three other films in 2007.

Earlier this year, he earned rave reviews for Universal's crime drama "Alpha Dog" co-starring Emile Hirsh, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone. He also starred in Paramount Vantage's "Black Snake Moan," Craig Brewer's follow-up to his Sundance hit "Hustle and Flow," alongside Christina Ricci and Samuel L. Jackson. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and opened in late February. Later in the year, Timberlake will join the ensemble cast of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mandy Moore in "Southland Tales" from Richard Kelly, the director of the cult hit "Donnie Darko."

Timberlake has hosted two memorable episodes of "Saturday Night Live." The skit "D*** in a Box," in which he appeared with Andy Samberg, received an Emmy nomination this year. HBO will air the "FutureSex/LoveShow" on Labor Day, September 3, 2007.

The film is directed by Marco Schnabel, who served as second unit director on "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and "Meet the Parents." The screenwriters are Myers and Graham Gordy. The producers are Myers and Michael De Luca ("Ghost Rider"). Donald J. Lee, Jr. ("World Trade Center"), Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber are the executive producers.

In the comedy, "The Love Guru" (MIKE MYERS), Pitka is 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 (ROMANY MALCO) 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.

For film related endeavors, Timberlake is represented by The Firm and The Schiff Company.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation:

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studios, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --

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