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'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 [...]

Zoolander 2 — In Movie Form — Coming in 2012

OK, first there were reports of a Zoolander sequel being written by Justin Theroux. Then Ben Stiller said he was going to make animated Zoolander web shorts in lieu of a sequel. And now Paramount has said that it's planning to have a real-deal Zoolander 2 movie out in 2012. Whatever, guys, just figure your shit out and get back to us.

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 [...]

Zoolander 2 May Actually Be an, uh, Animated Web Series

So it was reported last week that Zoolander 2 was in the works, but Ben Stiller just announced that he's working on a Zoolander animated web series. Buh?

“It’s just a way to say, ‘Hey, let’s go do a couple of little five-minute episodes,’” Mr. Stiller said, “as opposed to saying, ‘Hey, let’s pitch it to the studio and then let’s have a fight over the budget for six months.’”

The “Zoolander” cartoon, Mr. Stiller said, will see him reprise the character that he and Drake Sather created for comedy skits shown on the VH1 Fashion Awards in the 1990s. Mr. Stiller said he hoped to [...]

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."

Zoolander 2 Is Coming in 2012

Apparently, a Zoolander sequel is in the works, with a script already pretty far complete and a release date set for 2012. Jonah Hill and Will Ferrell have been written in to join Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller, who's characters are "in a pretty bad place. They're about to ring 40's bell. They have to claw their way back into the fashion industry in some way or another."