Mike Myers is set to star as his own mentor, the legendary comedian Del Close, in the upcoming comedy biopic “Del” for Covert Media.
The story follows an aspiring comedian who is taken under the wing of Del Close, a legendary teacher at improv powerhouse Second City who was notorious for pushing his students to their limit. What begins as a disastrous relationship, ultimately transforms each of them.
Aside from Myers, other notable Close proteges include John Belushi, Chris Farley, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Tina Fey. Betty Thomas (“Private Parts”) will helm the project from a script by Nick Torokvei.
Thomas, Paul Hanson (“District 9”), Robert Teitel (“Southside with You”), Ron West and Diane Alexander will produce.