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Zoolander 2 is Happening! Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

Penelope Cruz joins the cast and crew of Zoolander 2.

Following the success of Dumb and Dumber To, producers are now interested in making sequels of over the top comedies. According to reports, Penelope Cruz has reportedly been added to Zoolander 2
Penelope Cruz is signing on to star with Ben Stiller in Zoolander 2, the comedy that puts Stiller back behind the camera again, with a Justin Theroux script for Paramount Pictures. Stiller will reprise his role as empty headed supermodel Derek Zoolander, and there have been rumors that Will Ferrell will be back as the sinister Mugatu and Owen Wilson as Zoolander’s supermodel rival Hansel. [Deadline>
Penelope Cruz seems like she will be a great addition to the cast and crew of Zoolander 2. Featureflash / Shutterstock.com Since, 2008 there have been discussions about a Zoolander sequel. In 2009, Ben Stiller said that he was looking at several scripts for the movie. It was rumoured that Iron Man 2 writer Justin Theroux, who also wrote Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller, was going to write and direct the sequel. Miguel Campos / Shutterstock.com   It would be another year before another rumor circulated about a Zoolander 2 movie. Owen Wilson stated that a second Zoolander was in development and will most likely have a working title of Twolander. Ben Stiller then revealed plot details about a year later.
It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe... it’s basically Derek and Hansel... 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.” [via]
s_bukley / Shutterstock.com Most recently, said, "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." Ben Stiller had previously stated that they were taking their time because they wanted to get it right. Stiller was most likely waiting to see if people are still interested in slap-stick comedies and Dumb and Dumber To proved that the world is ready for a Zoolander 2.  Zoolander 2What do you think of the new Zoolander 2 movie?Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.