13 items from 2015
Well folks, this looks like the year that the Zoolander sequel is finally set to go before the cameras. We've been writing about Zoolander 2 for many, many years at Den Of Geek, but it only feels that it's in recent months that the project has gained some proper momentum.
Thus far, we know that Justin Theroux has worked on the screenplay with Ben Stiller. Stiller will once again be playing Derek Zoolander, and once again be directing. Furthermore, last year it was revealed that Penelope Cruz was set to join the cast, and that Will Ferrell would be returning as well.
The latest to confirm they're back? That'd be Christine Taylor, who played Matilda Jeffries in the original Zoolander. Of the sequel, she said to Entertainment Weekly that "I can tell you that I'm involved, »
In the fall of last year, we learned that Zoolander 2 was getting back on the runway with Justin Theroux directing the sequel to the 2001 fashion comedy. Ben Stiller is back as the title male model, and Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell will reprise their roles as Hansel and Mugatu respectively. Now we have word on one more returning cast member that should surprise nobody. Christine Taylor, who is actually Stiller's real-life wife, will be back as Time magazine reporter Matilda Jeffries, who became Zoolander's wife too. At the end of the first film, Matilda and Zoolander were married (presumably) and had a kid, in addition to running the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Who Want to Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too. As for where we'll find Matilda in the sequel, Taylor told EW, "I can tell you that I’m involved, »
- Ethan Anderton
It’s been 15 years since Paramount’s farcical supermodel comedy chronicling the story of Derek Zoolander hit our screens. During that time, the spoofy feature has become something of a cult phenomenon, the existence of which has prompted a sequel. In these early stages, it’s going by the straightforward title Zoolander 2, and during its development has collected an impressive roster of returning stars. Now, thanks to an interview with EW, original cast member Christine Taylor has confirmed that she’s now joined that list:
“I can tell you that I’m involved,” she says, “but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!”
For the goofy supermodel’s original outing, Taylor played his main love interest journalist Matilda Jeffries. Embodying the typical »
- Gem Seddon
Ben Stiller’s Night At The Museum franchise may have done a hat-trick of December box-office blockbuster business, with Christmas Day releases almost guaranteeing that rare occurrence of when takings go up in teh second week, but the sequel we’ve all been waiting for is Zoolander 2. It’s gradually gained some momentum, with Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original, on board to direct taking over the role from Stiller himself. Penelope Cruz has also signed for a role, but now we can also confirm the return of Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries.
Speaking with EW, Taylor gave these exciting little tit-bits:
I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret! »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Back in November Zoolander 2 was made official (finally) with the casting of Penelope Cruz. The much-talked about sequel hasn’t been in the news since then but one can hope that with the latest casting news that’s it’s finally rolling again. Original Zoolander alum Christine Taylor has confirmed that she is involved in sequel too! Here’s what she told EW: I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I »
- Graham McMorrow
After several years of delays, we reported back in November that the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is finally happening. Ben Stiller is set to star in and direct, with Penélope Cruz signing on for an unspecified role, and Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Owen Wilson (Hansel) also expected to reprise their roles in the sequel. Today, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Christine Taylor, who confirmed that she is reprising her role as journalist Matilda Jeffries from the original 2001 comedy Zoolander.
"I can tell you that I'm involved, but that's all I can say. I can tell you it's happening, but I can't tell you where Matilda's at and where their relationship is at. It's all top secret!"
Fresh from its Christmas theatrical run, in which it earned over $380 million worldwide, the final chapter in the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, is now available to pre-order for its UK Blu-ray release via Amazon.
While no official confirmation on the release’s technical specs or special features have been announced, the release is due to have the usual Digital release, a Digital copy of either Night at the Museum or Night at the Museum 2, as well as over 90-minutes of special features.
Directed once more by Shawn Levy, the film stars Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Owen Wilson (Inherent Vice), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Dan Stephens (The Guest), Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Ricky Gervais (The Muppets Most Wanted), Steve Coogan (The Trip to Italy) and the late Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire).
Early information points to a February release, but again this is to be announced. »
- Scott J. Davis
Zoolander fans have waited years for the sequel to finally start picking up some traction, after hints, rumours, whispers and talk of multiple script drafts. It’s still a little bit up in the air, but Ben Stiller has been talking up the film more recently and now Christine Taylor, Aka Mrs Stiller, who played Matilda in the first film, has said she’s also going to be part of what we can only assume will be madness.“I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say,” Taylor tells EW. “I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!” Matilda, of course, was the sceptical journalist who can’t stand models but is eventually won over by, marries and starts a family with Blue Steel »
Zoolander 2 continues to be the sequel that’s sort of happening but maybe not happening but, yes, actually happening. Actress Christine Taylor confirmed to EW that she'll reprise her role as journalist Matilda Jeffries in the sequel to the hit 2001 film, which followed lunkhead supermodel Derek Zoolander (Taylor's husband, Ben Stiller) and his accidental adventures into the seedy, corrupt underworld of male modeling. »
- Marc Snetiker
Director Peter Bogdanovich returns to the silver screen this year with his first film in 13 years, the star-studded screwball farce She’s Funny Like That, and the first trailer has now arrived online. Check it out below…
She’s Funny That Way revolves around married Broadway director Arnold (Owen Wilson, Zoolander) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress named Izzy (Imogen Poots, That Awkward Moment). Also featuring in the cast are Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Will Forte (Nebraska) and Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight), Lucy Punch (Into The Woods), Rhys Ifans (Greenburg), Cybill Shepard (Taxi Driver), Colleen Camp (Clue), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), and a cameo from Michael Shannon (Man of Steel).
She’s Funny That Way opens in the States on April 10th, with a UK release still to be confirmed.
- Scott J. Davis
Have you ever seen Will Ferrell really flip his shit? Well, actually, he did that a little bit of that in Old School. And in Anchorman. And in Zoolander. And Elf. So, in most of his films there.s at least one major freakout moment. His latest one in the upcoming movie Zeroville might take the cake, though. Zeroville: working with the funniest man alive, will farrell. Um vídeo publicado por James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) em Jan 20, 2015 at 3:32 Pst James Franco, Will Ferrell.s co-star and director of Zeroville, revealed the footage you see above on his Instagram account and we.re already intrigued. It.s pretty poor quality, since he filmed it from a TV screen, but we want to see more of Ferrell throwing papers up in the air as Franco screams, "It.s art!" Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville is the story of »
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
What is it?
While Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- an idea that came from the actor himself when, in 1994, he told Premiere magazine that he’s worked with everybody -- has become the ultimate trivia game, it may be time to re-think who’s actually at the nexus.
Thanks in large part to Friends -- the former NBC sitcom now streaming on Netflix -- Aniston worked with a number of stars well before they were famous. And in the years since the series ended, Aniston has shared the screen with a few but key number of A-listers. But it wasn’t until she earned a 2015 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Cake that we realized she’s practically worked with everyone in Hollywood.
Look: 2015 Golden Globe Nominees in Photos
Ahead of this year’s Golden Globes, we played »
13 items from 2015
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