After years of murmurings and close calls, the sequel to the 2001 comedy “Zoolander” looks to be finally happening with Penelope Cruz joining the cast.
Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are expected to reprise their roles as Derek’s rival Hansel and the villainous Mugatu.
The success of “Dumb and Dumber To” at the box office this past weekend has reportedly helped Paramount in their decision to push forward on the sequel which Stiller has been championing for some time.
The project marks another upcoming comedy that Cruz will star in as she has a small role in Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy “Grimsby”.