Mike Myers to Play Improv Guru Del Close in Upcoming Biopic ‘Del’
A Del Close biopic that’s been in development for several years is moving forward with SNL alum Mike Myers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Myers has signed on to star in a biopic of the legendary Chicago improv coach written by Nick Torokvei called Del, and Betty Thomas (Private Parts) is attached to direct. The project was initially announced back in 2013 when there were two competing Del Close biopics in development: Thomas and Torokvei’s take (called Guru at the time) and ImprovOlympic co-founder Charna Halpern’s take potentially starring Myers, who is a Second City alum and one of Close’s former students. For more on Close, be sure to check out the fantastic 2016 documentary on his career Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon.