Alba, Troyer Joins Love Guru

Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer are joining Mike Myers in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment’s “The Love Guru” says the trades.

Myers will play Pitka, 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 (Malco) 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 (Troyer).

Marco Schnabel will helm from a screenplay penned by Myers and Graham Gordy. Shooting begins next month in Toronto for a June 20th 2008 release.