July 23, 2013 07:04:46 GMT
The documentary will chronicle the life of talent manager Shep Gordon, whose career began with a 1968 encounter with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.
Mike Myers is set to make his first movie for A&E IndieFilms. The 50-year-old Canadian actor, best known for his alter-ago Austin Powers, will serve behind the lens for "Supermensch", an upcoming documentary that chronicles the life of talent manager Shep Gordon who has managed the likes of Alice Cooper, Blondie and Raquel Welch.
"I met Shep Gordon in 1991 on the set of Wayne's World," says Myers. "I thought he was a perfect combination of Brian Epstein, Marshall McLuhan and Mr. Magoo. 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."
Myers will additionally serve as producer in the project. The movie will include interviews with Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson and Emeril Lagasse among others. Set to executive produce are A+E Studios president Bob DeBitetto, David McKillop and Molly Thompson.
DeBitetto adds, "We are excited by the passion Mike Myers has brought to this project. Shep Gordon is known throughout Hollywood as the nicest guy to know and the epitome of friendship in an industry devoid of genuine friends, but to hear Mike say it, he's a supermensch."