CORE STORY: Mike Myers returning to the big screen after 7-year absence

Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Chris Luckett

The last time Mike Myers appeared in a movie, the BP oil spill hadn’t happened yet. The last time he starred in one, George W. Bush was still president.

After an absence from movies since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, Mike Myers has signed on to join Terminal, a “noir thriller” starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation) has also joined the cast, along with Max Irons (The Host), Dexter Fletcher (Kick-Ass), and Matthew Lewis (the Harry Potter series).

Terminal follows two hitmen (Irons and Fletcher) on a deadly mission for a massive paycheque who cross paths with a woman (Robbie) who may be hiding more than she first seemed.

No details about Myers’ role have yet been revealed, nor is it known whether Terminal will mark a permanent return for Myers to the medium in which he gave the world such beloved characters as Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers, and Shrek. Odds are good, though, the character will be more like his dramatic work in 54 and Pete’s Meteor than his purely comedic roles.

Terminal is the directorial debut of Vaughn Stein, who previously worked as assistant director on World War Z and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

During Myers’ recent absence from acting, he directed the 2013 documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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