Timberlake joins a cast that also includes Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer on "The Love Guru," which begins production next month.
Scripted by Myers and Graham Gordy, "The Love Guru" focuses on Pitka (Myers), American dumped at the gates of an ashram in India who returns to the States as a self-help guru. His skills are put to the test when he's hired to provide marriage counseling for a Toronto Maple Leafs star (Malco) and his wife. When the player's wife begins dating Jacques Grande (Timberlake), a professional rival on the Los Angeles Kings), he goes into a slump, causing tensions with the Maple Leafs' owner (Alba) and coach (Troyer). Can Pitka set things right?
A Justin Timberlake hockey comedy? We're there.
Marco Schnabel is directing "The Love Guru" for Paramount Pictures.
Timberlake's most recent live action feature credit was "Black Snake Moan," a Paramount Vantage release. He's also shown his acting muscles in "Alpha Dog," as well as the upcoming "Southland Tales."
You can next see Timberlake in his more familiar musical guise on HBO's broadcast of his Future Sex/Love Show.