Ben Stiller has announced that the long anticipated sequel to the 2001 comedy hit, “Zoolander”, is set. He did it in a high fashion way, much to Mugatu’s chagrin. Derek Zoolander and his nemesis turned BFF, Hansel, took to the catwalk at the Maison Valentino fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. They were looking “ridiculously good-looking” in a brocade suit with a hand-embroidered overcoat and a silk print pajama suit with a double cashmere overcoat, respectively. Stiller reaffirmed it on social media, setting the date for “Zoolander 2″‘s release for February 12th, 2016. Obviously, Stiller and Owen Wilson will reprise their roles as Zoolander and Hansel. Will Farrell is to return as the notorious Mugatu along with Christine Taylor as Zoolander’s love interest. Justin Theroux returns but in a behind-the-scenes capacity. He will be penning the screenplay. No word yet if he will return to play Evil DJ, which he was practically unrecognizable as in the original. Penelope Cruz has been cast as a new addition. Plot information has been hush hush. Stiller has said that changes in the fashion industry are fast and furious and it will be 15 years since these top models were at the top of their game. It may be a story of reinventing oneself in an ever-changing industry. Whatever the plot is, you can count me in. As the photos from the Valentino runway appeared in my instagram feed my anticipation for this sequel has grown ten-fold. I’m not the only one who is excited to see Blue Steel and Company return to the big screen. This will likely be a successful sequel!
originally published at collective lifestyle 3.11.2015