A sequel to Ben Stiller’s ‘Zoolander’ has been a long time coming. The original movie, which followed the hilariously dumb misadventures of a male model named Derek Zoolander (Stiller), opened in the fall of 2001. 13 years later, work is finally starting to ramp up on the follow-up. Actor and writer Justin Theroux will direct ‘Zoolander 2’ (which really should be called ‘2lander,’ for obvious reasons), and Stiller will reprise his role as Zoolander, along with Owen Wilson as his model buddy Hansel and Will Ferrell as the world’s most evil fashion designer Mugatu. Deadline says that returning cast now has its first new addition in the form of the lovely Penelope Cruz.

Deadline offers absolutely no details about who Cruz will play in the film, although I feel relatively confident she will not play another male model. Maybe a female model? (SPOILER ALERT: Penelope Cruz is a remarkably beautiful woman.) Although Theroux has talked in the past about working on the script for the film with Stiller, he’s been quiet on the subject of just what this movie will be about (or, for that matter, when it’s going to get released). For all we know, Cruz could play herself, and then maybe Javier Bardem could play himself as well, and then he and Stiller could breakdance fight over Cruz’s affections. Read all about it in my brand-new fan-fiction ‘2lander 2: No Country For Old Male Models.’

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