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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:

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:

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'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.

Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in 'Zoolander 2'

Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was "actively" working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and said "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original film and was initially set to write and direct the sequel, also confirmed news of the script last month with Vulture, saying that "it looks like it actually might [...]

Lady Gaga Offered $3.9 Mil to Do Comedy for the First Time in 'Zoolander 2'

It's been 11 years since the release of Zoolander, and Ben Stiller and Company are still pressing ahead with plans to make a sequel. The latest news is that pop star Lady Gaga has been offered £3 million (or $3.9 million in American) to make her comedic debut as Derek Zoolander's love interest, according to the Telegraph. The sequel, to be written and directed by Stiller's Tropic Thunder cohort Justin Theroux, is targeted for a 2014 release. Lady Gaga would play a lady woman who gets caught in a love triangle between Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson's Hansel, and Stiller said last year that Will Ferrell is [...]

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:

Derek Zoolander, Hansel McDonald, and Anna Wintour Bond Over a Selfie Stick

In addition to today's official Zoolander 2 confirmation from Paramount, here's a new clip from Vogue featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in character at Paris Fashion Week today hanging out with Anna Wintour backstage, who does a satisfactory job of dealing with Derek and Hansel's ridiculousness as they describe their runway walks and current world issues that are important to them.

Christine Taylor Confirms She'll Return as Matilda in 'Zoolander 2'

The long in-the-works sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander is starting to take shape, and now we have confirmation that the movie's only sane character is set to return. According to Entertainment Weekly, Christine Taylor has officially confirmed that she'll reprise her role as Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander 2 but was quiet on the details: "I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!" Stiller said in 2011 that the sequel will take place ten years after the [...]

Ben Stiller Says He's "Actively" Working on a 'Zoolander' Sequel

The last time Ben Stiller gave an update on a possible Zoolander sequel was when he called it "on hold" back in December, but according to Variety, the project has gone back to being an actively in-the-works sequel. While answering questions at the Taormina Film Festival recently, Stiller was asked whether Zoolander 2 will ever happen and assured fans that his production company Red Hour Films is "actively" working on a rewrite of the script: "I can't say that it's actually a reality yet, but I hope some day it is," he said. "It's been about 10 years now. It's going to be old Derek Zoolander."

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Ben Stiller Drops First Plot Hints for Zoolander 2

Here's Ben Stiller on the actually-happening Zoolander 2: "It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe. I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s basically Derek and Hansel ten years later — though the last movie ended on a happy note a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Their lives have changed and they’re not really relevant anymore. It’s a new world for them. Will Ferrell is written into the script and he’s expressed interest in doing it. I think Mugatu is an integral part of the Zoolander story, so yes, he features in a big way."

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 [...]

'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' Moves Forward, Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

The idea of a Zoolander sequel has been floating around for over a decade, but now it looks like it's actually happening. Deadline reports that Penelope Cruz has signed on for a starring role in Zoolander 2, though her character's details have not been revealed. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson's roles haven't officially been confirmed yet, but Ferrell mentioned in a September interview that Mugatu was in the script. As for the plot, Ben Stiller revealed last year that Zoolander 2 "will be about how the fashion world moves so quickly. So, the movie will begin at a time when the whole world has moved on [...]

Ben Stiller Says 'Zoolander 2' Is "On Hold"

It looks like the wait for the long-rumored Zoolander sequel has just gotten longer. In an interview with ShortList Magazine, Ben Stiller had the following to say about the next time he'll play Derek on the big screen:

What’s the latest on Zoolander 2? Will it ever happen?

Right now, it’s on hold. There’s a script we like, but I don’t want to force it, because people who love that movie really love it, so I want to make sure we do the sequel the right way. Mike Myers did it well with the Austin Powers movies – they were all funny, and very ‘of their time’. And [...]