Theroux Talks The Status Of “Zoolander 2”

He’s been attached to direct a sequel to Ben Stiller’s 2001 comedy “Zoolander” for several years, now “The Leftovers” actor Justin Theroux tells Vulture that the project may finally be coming together:

“We’ve got a script for the sequel, and we’ve just been in talks again. We’re trying to sharpen it and hone it and, actually, I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.”

Theroux admits that due to his TV commitments though, he may not be able to helm the project anymore and if so Stiller himself may helm it:

“I don’t think I’m going to do it anymore. It really depends on whether the show gets picked up. If it gets picked up, then I don’t think I’ll have the time to do it. So it’ll probably get handed to Ben, which would be awesome.”

At last report, the sequel will be set a decade on with Stiller’s Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s Hansel rejected by the fashion industry due to their age.