“Fantastic” babe joins Mike Myers comedy
Once she wraps the demanding frightfest “The Eye”, Jessica Alba will give her lungs a rest courtesy of the new Mike Myers comedy “Love Guru”.
The foxy “Fantastic Four” star will play love interest to the “Austin Powers” stars new character – a maharishi by the name of Pitka.
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, specializing in settling intimacy issues between couples.
His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between star hockey player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco from “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) and his estranged wife. After the split, Roanoke’s wife starts dating the star member of a rival team, sending her husband into a major professional skid — to the horror of the team’s owner, Jane Bullard (Alba), and Coach Cherkov (Verne ‘Mini-Me’ Troyer).
Marco Schnabel, who worked on “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” will direct from a screenplay written by Myers and Graham Gordy.