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Fred Armisen and Kyle Mooney Join the Cast of 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller's work on Zoolander 2 in Rome continues, and over the past few days he's revealed two SNL stars who have joined the cast. Stiller reposted an Instagram video from Fred Armisen confirming he's headed to Rome to film a part on Zoolander 2, and today Stiller also announced on Instagram that SNL cast member Kyle Mooney has joined the sequel too. Like other newly added cast members Kristen Wiig and Penelope Cruz, Armisen and Mooney's roles are being kept under wraps for now. Watch Armisen's video below:

Travel Back in Time with the First Teaser for 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser'

The wait is almost over: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is premiering on Sony's Crackle this summer, and the streaming service released the first teaser today. According to Entertainment Weekly, the sequel follows Mr. Dirt as he "finds himself transported to the recent past. There begins his epic journey to get back to his loved ones in the present." Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, and Mark McGrath round out the cast, and original Joe Dirt writer/director Fred Wolf returned to direct the film and co-write with Spade.

Broken Lizard's 'Super Troopers 2' Indiegogo Campaign Just Reached Its $2M Goal

Great news for Super Troopers fans: Super Troopers 2 is definitely happening. In just a little over one day, Broken Lizard's Indiegogo campaign to self-fund the sequel to their 2001 cult hit has already reached its $2 million goal with 30 days to spare, which guarantees that Super Troopers 2 will go into production this summer and hit theaters sometime next year. You can still head over to the Indiegogo page to make your own contribution from now through April 24th, but if you give $35,000, be warned that someone has already claimed the grand prize of owning the patrol car that will be used in the [...]

Why the Decline of the Frat Pack Comedy Is Great News for 'Zoolander 2'

In light of Vince Vaughn's fifth box office bomb Unfinished Business, The Guardian has a great piece out today about the decline of "Frat Pack" movies starring Vaughn and frequent collaborators like Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson that sums up why audiences no longer enjoy "watching men not far off 50 imitate children" in favor of newer and more diverse voices like Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart. On the bright side, the end of the piece offers a drop of hope for Zoolander fans and breaks down why the Frat Pack's recent failures are potentially great news for next year's sequel:

The [...]

Here's a New Trailer for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The sequel to 2012's Pitch Perfect debuts in theaters this May, and Universal released a brand new trailer today featuring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the Barden Bellas taking on some European rivals. The trailer also features appearances by John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film as well.

Ice Cube Wants to Make a Fourth 'Friday' Movie Called 'Last Friday'

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friday, the cult classic starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker is returning to theaters tonight for a special 4/20 screening, and if Ice Cube has his way it'll help revive interest in another sequel from movie studios. Speaking with The Wrap, Cube said it's his "dream" to make a fourth film in the franchise (tentatively titled Last Friday) and that everyone involved in the first three movies are onboard to make one more. "It’s really up to the movie companies to step up," he said. "When they see stuff like this, they’ll realize how much people love this movie. Sometimes you owe [...]

Rebel Wilson Confirms 'Pitch Perfect 3' Is on the Way

Pitch Perfect 2 hasn't even hit theaters yet, but Pitch Perfect 3 is already a go. Rebel Wilson recently confirmed with the Los Angeles Times that she's signed on to reprise her role as Patricia "Fat Amy" in the third film. No other cast has been confirmed yet, but considering the first film made over $100 million at the box office in 2012, they're likely to return for the third round. Pitch Perfect 2 debuts in theaters on Friday, May 15th and also makes Elizabeth Banks's directorial debut; check out the newest trailer below:

Help Broken Lizard Turn 'Super Troopers 2' Into a Reality

Broken Lizard is turning to fans to get Super Troopers 2 on the big screen. The comedy group launched an Indiegogo campaign today to raise at least $2 million to self-fund the project by April 24th. "We finally have the chance to make Super Troopers 2," Jay Chandrasekhar said on the news. "But since we refused to write a sequel where the highway cops have morphed into super hero-vampires, Fox Searchlight proposed the following deal: they’ll release the film, but we have to raise all of the money. So we’ve turned to Indiegogo and our fans to prove that it’s finally time for Super Troopers 2 to [...]

'Zoolander 2' Hits Theaters February 12, 2016

Get ready to bask in the incredibly chiseled features of Derek and Hansel next year. Paramount revealed at Paris Fashion Week today that Zoolander 2 now has an official premiere date: Friday, February 12, 2016. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, and Will Ferrell have all confirmed they're returning for the sequel, and Penelope Cruz has joined the project in a mysterious role. Check out a clip of Stiller walking the Paris runway as Zoolander below:

'Zoolander 2' Starts Shooting in Rome This Spring

If you needed more confirmation that Zoolander 2 is really happening, Coming Soon reports that the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film is set to begin shooting in Rome for twelve weeks this April. According to Italian website Bad Taste, the mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino confirmed the news after recently meeting with Stiller in Italy. Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Christina Taylor have all been confirmed to return for the sequel, while Penelope Cruz has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Stiller is writing the script with Justin Theroux, who will also direct.

Ben Stiller Confirms Billy Zane Is Returning for 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller has been hard at work filming Zoolander 2 in Rome this month, and on Instagram today he revealed another original cast member set to return for the sequel: Billy Zane. Zane joins previously confirmed original cast members Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Christine Taylor as well as new additions Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, and Cyrus Arnold as Derek Jr. Still no word on the return of David Duchovny as legendary hand model J.P. Prewett, but Stiller probably has a lot more surprises to reveal in the coming weeks.

Check out Stiller's Instagram video with Zane below:

Here's Your First Look at Derek Jr. in 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller is currently filming the sequel to his 2001 cult hit Zoolander in Rome, and today he gave the world a sneak peek of Derek Zoolander Jr., now all grown up. Cyrus Arnold — who has appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat, and NBC's About a Boy — has been cast as Derek Jr., and as you can see, he's got a long way to go until he's ready for the catwalk. Kristen Wiig was also spotted on the Zoolander 2 shoot in Rome earlier this month in the mysterious, villainous role of Alexanya Atoz, which you can check out below. Consider [...]

Kevin Smith Confirms 'Mallrats 2' Is in the Works

A sequel to Kevin Smith's 1995 film Mallrats is in the works. Smith confirmed the news during a radio show over the weekend and said that the sequel is "half a script right now" and will start shooting around May 2016. "Lately I’ve been doing this thing where I'm like, 'Do you want to do what’s good for your career, or do you just want to have fun?'" he said. "Nobody’s clamoring for a Mallrats sequel, but I would love to make one. It’s been like 20 years." Mallrats 2 isn't the only sequel Smith is currently working on — he confirmed last week on Twitter that [...]

Dan Aykroyd Still Wants to Make a "Conventional" 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

Dan Aykroyd is absolutely determined to make his own Ghostbusters sequel. Aykroyd did a round of interviews this week on The Howard Stern Show and Unmasked with Ron Bennington, and during both interviews he addressed the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig as well as his intention to move forward with a more "conventional" sequel to the original films.

"I've got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment," he said on Feig's all-women reboot, admitting that the franchise needed "a new engine, new exhaust, new steering." That won't, however, stop Aykroyd from making his dream "Ghostbusters universe" become a reality, especially in the form of [...]