Mike Myers to Make Directorial Debut with Documentary ‘Supermensch’
It’s been four years since Mike Myers made his last live action movie, but he’s set to return to the feature world on the other side of the camera this time around. Deadline reports that Myers is set to make his directorial debut on a documentary called Supermensch. Myers will also produce the film, which will follow the life of Shep Gordon, a veteran talent manager with a reputation as one of the nicest people in the industry. He’s represented Blondie, Luther Vandross, Raquel Welch, among others.
Myers became friends with Gordon while working on Wayne’s World over 20 years ago when he was seeking to use a song by one of Gordon’s clients, Alice Cooper’s “Feed My Frankenstein,” in the movie. “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,” Myers said in a statement. “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.” Last we heard about Mike Myers, he was in talks to make Austin Powers 4 two years ago, but that project hasn’t made any progress since.