A feature doc on Shep Gordon (pictured), the Hollywood talent agent behind Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, is in the works courtesy of a partnership between actor Mike Myers and A&E IndieFilms.
Supermensch, the directorial debut of Myers, tells the story of Gordon’s rise through the industry and his achievements, which include inventing the modern day ‘celebrity chef,’ philanthropic endeavors, and living life in the fast lane.
The doc will include interviews with Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Emeril Lagasse and more.
“I met Shep Gordon in 1991 on the set of Wayne’s World,” said Myers. “I thought he was a perfect combination of Brian Epstein, Marshall McLuhan and Mr Magoo. I’ve been trying to get Shep to agree to let me make a movie about him for 10 years. Last year he finally said yes. I loved him like a brother before we started making this film and now having sifted through his life and his legacy, I love him even more.”
“We are excited by the passion Mike Myers has brought to this project,” added Bob DeBitetto, president of A+E Studios. “Shep Gordon is known throughout Hollywood as the nicest guy to know and the epitome of friendship in an industry devoid of genuine friends – but to hear Mike say it, he’s a Supermensch.”
The film is produced and directed by Mike Myers. Bob DeBitetto, David McKillop and Molly Thompson will serve as executive producers for A&E IndieFilms.