I feel like I’m taking crazy pills! I’ve wanted more Zoolander since I first saw the movie 14 years ago. Ben Stiller has been wanting to make a sequel for quite some time, and it’s finally been green-lighted. The announcement was made as only Derek Zoolander can make it, with himself and Hansel walking the Valentino Runway at Paris Fashion Week. Here’s the video:
Backstage photos of the event were shared on Instagram:
The Film’s original cast will be returning with Ben Stiller as Zoolander, Will Ferrell as Mugatu, Owen Wilson as Hansel, Christine Taylor as Matilda, and Justin Theroux (He was the evil DJ in the first film)Penelope Cruz has signed on but there is still no word on what part she will have. Also, if the first movie is any indication, there are many, many cameos and bit parts to be filled out by any number of actors or models.
Ben Stiller will co-write the film with Justin Theroux who wrote Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2. As far as who’s directing, there seems to be conflicting reports, but we do know it will be one of these two.
As far as the plot goes, it’s too early to say for sure. But in 2010 Ben Stiller, interviewed by MTV said “In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it’s changed — it just happens so quickly…I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it’s 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves.”
This may point to the plot, but it was a while ago and many more hilarious ideas could be forming. I’ll keep you posted.
Hello all! My name is Jon, and this is my movie blog. I've always been a huge movie fan and I go see as many as I possibly can. The entire movie making process fascinates me and I've been fortunate enough to work on some movie sets as a grip, set/prop builder, vfx guy, stunt man, and an actor. Movies inspire and motivate me and I hope everyone who reads this blog will learn to love movies as I do, if they don't already.