9/12/2017

Mike Myers Gains A 'Bohemian Rhapsody', But Loses A 'Del'


Wayne's World fans, prepare to rock out and party on. In what is kind of a perfect twist, Mike Myers is in talks for a role in Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, the one that has Rami Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury. If we're lucky, this will somehow involve Myers revisiting that classic scene from Wayne's World in which he and Dana Carvey jam to the titular track. Of course, that would involve some kind of weird time paradox so probably not. Then again, that would make for a pretty cool flick.

The news comes as Myers, who is suddenly very busy again, has dropped out of Del, the biopic on legendary improve teacher Del Close. The film reportedly lost its funding, bringing the production to a halt, and Myers left as a result. It's a big blow because Myers would have played his former Second City mentor, who was notorious for pushing his students to the limit. The story would have centered on Close's mentorship of an aspiring comedian, building a life-changing relationship when it began disastrously.

It's possible John Malkovich could take over the role since he's previously shown interest, but that depends on the film happening at all, right?

Meanwhile, I'm blown away that suddenly Myers is worth covering again. Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth.   [Deadline]