EXCLUSIVE: Mike Myers has just left CAA and moved to WME. No big drama, I’m told. He simply followed his agent, Dan Aloni, who moved from CAA to become a WME partner. WME’s quick move to bring Aloni into the fold has changed the complexion of WME’s lit roster. He brought in Chris Nolan, Tom Shadyac, Michel Gondry, Raja Gosnell, Mandeville Films, Jonathan Mostow, Dean Parisot, Neal Moritz, Andy Fleming and David and Ian Purchase. Others in play include David Dobkin, Jim Carrey, Charles Roven and Jay Roach.
Myers has several projects percolating, including another Austin Powers film. While The Love Guru didn’t work for Myers, when you have a guy who can create characters the way that Myers has in franchises like Austin Powers and Wayne’s World, that’s a business you want to be in.