At the age of 50, Mike Myers has decided to take on a new challenge — documentary filmmaking. The "Saturday Night Live" alum has directed "Supermensch," a documentary about talent manager Shep Gordon that will be released by A&E IndieFilms ("The Imposter").
Myers was left intrigued by Gordon after meeting him on the set of the 1991 comedy "Wayne's World," which featured his client Alice Cooper singing "Feed My Frankenstein." Gordon, who once dated Sharon Stone, also helped guide the careers of artists such as Luther Vandross and Blondie.
Myers, who describes Gordon in a statement as "a perfect combination of Brian Epstein, Marshall McLuhan and Mr Magoo," spent 10 years convincing Gordon to participate in a documentary and received permission last year. "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 is making his directorial debut and producing "Supermensch," which will be executive produced by Bob DeBitetto, David McKillop and Molly Thompson.
The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.