Mike Myers is going to make sure the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup next year.
The Scarborough-born actor, who makes no secret of his Leafs loyalty, said yesterday on Live With Regis And Kelly that part of the plot of his upcoming comedy Love Guru is about ending the 40-year Cup jinx.
Myers plays an American boy raised in an Indian ashram, who returns to the west to help the unfortunate, through mind and body.
That includes getting hired by the Leafs.
"I figure the only way that my team will win a Cup is if I write it," Myers said during the TV appearance to promote the third Shrek movie.
TWO THUMBS UP
Myers, who named his dog after former Leafs winger Nikolai Borschevsky and wears a Leafs jacket on talk shows and often is shown on ACC game-night videos, has already received two thumbs up from the club.
"I look forward to it," said Tom Anselmi, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. "I haven't seen a script, but we have been contacted by the National Hockey League that a movie is in the works."
Leafs' defenceman Wade Belak was thrilled as well.
"Is Mike looking for a co-star?" said Belak, who has acting experience. "Maybe I can play the part of Mats Sundin."
This will be Myers' first action film in four years since the last Austin Powers flick.