“Tonight, I want you to go from ‘Nowhere’ to ‘Now’ ‘Here’.”
– Guru Pitka
This summer, the second-best guru in the world is coming to America . . . on a wild-eyed mission of love. Mike Myers takes on his first original character since the beloved foreign agent Austin Powers with the mystical, magnetic yet ever-so-mischievous Guru Pitka, who seeks only peace, enlightenment and national television coverage.
In “The Love Guru,” when Guru Pitka is engaged to use his ancient spiritual wisdom to fix a 21st Century celebrity romance, his karma runs headlong into comedy. An all-star cast including Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley, along with surprise cameos, join Myers in this romp through the territory where enlightenment and merriment collide.
Guru Pitka (MYERS) was once an ordinary American child, until his family left him at the gates of an Indian ashram to be raised by the exhaulted Guru Tugginmypuddha (KINGLSEY). Growing up in the small fishing village of Harenmahkeester, Pitka was schooled in the inner secrets of spiritual attainment along with his friend and sole rival, Deepak Chopra. But now, Chopra is a massive celebrity in America, and Pitka is still playing second-fiddle without even an “Oprah” episode on his resume.
Determined to share his unending insights into the nature of life and get famous to boot, Pitka responds to a fateful call for help from Jane Bullard (ALBA), owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. It seems her star player, Darren Roanoke (MALCO) has gone overnight from being a big hero to a big zero-scorer because his wife, Prudence (GOOD), left him and is now dating the L.A. Kings’ legendary goalie, Jacques “Le Coq” Grande (TIMBERLAKE). Pitka’s new quest – to restore loving bliss between Darren and Prudence and attain the celestial heights of the Stanley Cup – will challenge everything he thought he knew about the inner workings of truth, love, happiness…and hockey.
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present A Nomoneyfun Films/Michael De Luca Production “The Love Guru” starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili and Ben Kingsley. The film is directed by Marco Schnabel from a screenplay written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy. The film is produced by Michael De Luca and Mike Myers. The executive producers are Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Donald J. Lee, Jr. The director of photography is Peter Deming, ASC. The production designer is Charles Wood. The film is edited by Lee Haxall, Gregory Perler and Billy Weber.
The costume designer is Karen Patch. The music is by George S. Clinton. The music supervisor is John Houlihan. This film has been rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references.