NEW YORK -- Ben Kingsley
, Meagan Good
and John Oliver
will star opposite Mike Myers
, Justin Timberlake
and Jessica Alba
in the Paramount
Pictures comedy The Love Guru
In a role befitting a British knight, Kingsley plays Guru Tugginmypudha, the ashram leader who teaches the title character (Myers) how to love himself and how to wear a chastity belt.
Good plays Prudence, the woman who leaves Toronto Maple Leafs player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco
) for his French-Canadian hockey nemesis, Jacques Grande (Timberlake).
Oliver plays manager Dick Pants, whose goal is to get the Love Guru on The Oprah Winfrey Show
to settle a rivalry between his client and Deepak Chopra
Alba plays the Maple Leafs manager, who enlists the Love Guru's services to restore Roanoke's mojo after Prudence betrays him. Verne Troyer
plays the team coach.
Kingsley, who won an Oscar for Gandhi
and was nominated for Sexy Beast
, recently starred opposite Mary-Kate Olsen
in The Wackiness
. His other upcoming projects include the Toronto International Film Festival entry War, Inc.
Good had lead roles in the hits Stomp the Yard
and Waist Deep
and also appeared in the acclaimed indie Brick
, Roll Bounce
and You Got Served
The U.K.-born Oliver is a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show
. Before that, he spent seven years as a stand-up comedian, appearing on several British television shows.