Timberlake goes for laughs in Mike Myers movie
U.S. star Justin Timberlake has signed on to play a hockey player in Mike Myers’ new comedy, The Love Guru.
Myers and Timberlake last worked together when they voiced characters on the third – and worst – Shrek film.
The comedy will begin shooting in Toronto in September, according to Variety.
Myers, the Canadian comedian perhaps best known for the Austin Powers movies, plays a man who was raised by gurus and helps couples with relationship problems.
His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he provides marriage counseling to a hockey star, whose wife promptly leaves him for Timberlake.
Marco Schnabel, who worked on Goldmember, is directing.
Timberlake earned seven nominations, including male artist of the year, for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards and is touring in support of his Future Sex/Love Sounds album.
The former ‘N Sync frontman also starred in the movies Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan.
The cast of The Love Guru includes Jessica Alba, best known for appearing in Fantastic Four, Romany Malco of the figure-skating comedy Blades of Glory and Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies.