Paramount Pictures has brought online the Zoolander 2 trailer starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
“It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe,” Stiller previously said of the script. “It’s basically Derek and Hansel ten years later – 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.”
The movie begins a decade later with Derek and Hansel literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves.
Stiller is directing the sequel and co-wrote the script with Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder). Stiller is also producing Zoolander 2 alongside Stuart Cornfeld for a February 12, 2016 release. Owen Wilson is returning as Hansel, and the cast also includes Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Kristen Wiig and Cyrus Arnold, with special appearances expected by Will Ferell as Jacobim Mugatu, Billy Zane, Fred Armisen, Justin Bieber, Kyle Mooney, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and more.
Zoolander 2 was filmed for 12 weeks in Rome in and around the famed Cinecittà Studios. The first Zoolander was released on September 28, 2001 by Paramount Pictures and earned $60.8 million worldwide on a $28 million budget.