1-20 of 84 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
She is really, really ridiculously good looking. Penélope Cruz is joining up to star with Ben Stiller in the sequel that everyone has been waiting for, Zoolander 2, Deadline is reporting. The Spanish actress recently wrapped Ma ma, and she is also set to play a small role in Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy Grimsby. The Oscar winner will join returning cast members Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell in the comedy that follows Derek Zoolander, the male model who finds himself blissfully unaware of anything but his good looks. The sequel is expected to follow Zoolander as he is forced to reinvent himself in the ever-changing world of male modeling. Justin Theroux penned the script while Stiller will »
According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning Spanish actress will star in the upcoming "Zoolander" sequel.
The 40-year-old beauty will appear alongside Ben, who reprises his dim-witted male model title role. Ben will also direct the movie, which was penned by Justin Theroux.
Photos: Hot Shots Of The Lovely Penelope Cruz
No word on who Penelope will play in the sequel to the 2001 comedy, but we're guessing it will be a ridiculously beautiful model type.
Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
We’ve been hearing rumors about a second Zoolander feature for what seems like years now — hey, it has actually been whole years! — and while we never exactly gave up hope that we would (one day!) suck back another hot batch of orange mocha Frappuccinos with the gang again, we haven’t been holding our breath on the feature. Turns out, that’s a good thing! We, like, totally would have died! But Zoolander 2 does apparently live, and it’s started casting to prove it. Deadline reports that Zoolander 2, set to be directed by star Ben Stiller and with a script by Justin Theroux (remember, he penned Tropic Thunder for Stiller), will feature a part for Penelope Cruz of all starlets, with Stiller back as the Blue Steel-faced model moron, and rumors that we can expect to see both Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell back for more vigorously persisting. There »
- Kate Erbland
Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are expected to reprise their roles as Derek's rival Hansel and the villainous Mugatu.
The success of "Dumb and Dumber To" at the box office this past weekend has reportedly helped Paramount in their decision to push forward on the sequel which Stiller has been championing for some time.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
We've been hearing about a sequel to "Zoolander" for several years. And now comes word that Paramount Pictures is officially moving with the new movie, which will be directed by Justin Theroux. The big news is that Penelope Cruz just signed on for a role in "Zoolander 2," which will bring back Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The original only grossed $60 million worldwide, which is why the studio has been slow to greenlit the sequel. But after the great performance of "Dumb and Dumber To," studios are once again looking at their properties for a potential revival. Jonah Hill was previously rumored to play the villain in a story about Derek (Stiller) getting hired to be a personal model for an Arab Sheikh and learning that models are being turned into oil. »
Watch the trailer for the first Zoolander below: »
Dumb And Dumber To has inspired Paramount Pictures to move ahead with a sequel to the 2001 comedy hit Zoolander! Penelope Cruz has just signed on for a role in Zoolander 2, which is set to be directed by Justin Theroux. Ben Stiller, who also directed the original, will reprise his role as dimwitted male supermodel.
While the original film wasn't a huge hit when it hit theaters, Zoolander quickly became a favorite when the DVD came out.
There's no word on who Cruz will play. She's set to reprise her role as Angelica in the upcoming Pirate of the Caribbean 5.
Source: Deadline »
- Laura Frances
Zoolander 2 will see Ben Stiller reprise the lead role of Derek Zoolander, and it looks like he's going to be directing too (as he did with the first film). He's co-written the script as well with Justin Theroux.
The strong box office returns for Dumb And Dumber To are said to have greased the wheels for Zoolander 2 finally pressing ahead (and the success of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues didn't hurt either). And whilst Cruz's exact role in the film isn't confirmed, her casting indicates that Zoolander 2 is - finally - an active project.
As of today, Dumb and Dumber To - a sequel to an absurd, 20-year-old comedy - has been in theaters for less than a week and is already sitting on a box office haul of over $55 million. So when a simple, long-overdue sequel hits big, you can bet that Hollywood is paying attention, and that typically means trying to do something similar. Enter Zoolander 2. The first Zoolander isn't quite as old as Dumb and Dumber, nor did it ever gain the same kind of household recognition, but it's had a very healthy life on DVD, cable and Netflix since it came out in 2001. The comedy, about dumb male models thwarting a plot to kill a politician, has more than a few fans and Ben Stiller is hoping they'll turn out for a sequel. He's not directing this time around (that job goes to...
- Peter Hall
We’ve been hearing tantalising things about the chances of Zoolander 2 actually coming to life, and a big step has just occurred. Penelope Cruz is now signing on to co-star with Ben Stiller in the comedy sequel. Hey, if Dumb & Dumber can come back and score a hit, why not this?The Zoolander sequel has been in the works for years, with various script drafts passing through. Justin Theroux, who had been attached to direct before his work on HBO drama The Leftovers got in the way, has written the most recent draft on the script, which Stiller is planning to direct.Not much is known about the film’s plot yet, save that it apparently is still set ten years after the events of the original, finds Stiller’s Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s Hansel rejected by the fashion industry after they age out of the sweet spot for male models, »
The success of Dumb and Dumber To has helped add more steam to the Zoolander sequel. According to Deadline, Penelope Cruz will join the cast with Ben Stiller set to return as Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson coming back as Hansel. Will Ferrell is also rumored to be returning as Mugatu. We don't know much else other than Justin Theroux penned the script and that Paramount Pictures will distribute.
It's been about 13 years since the first Zoolander amused audiences. I hope we get more zany comedies to off set all the superhero movies coming out, especially DC's "no jokes" comic book movies. »
- Free Reyes
There are few things that Hollywood does better and more often than capitalizing on trends, and a brand new one has just entered the arena. Thanks to the success of Dumb and Dumber To at the box office this past weekend, there's a scent in the air that long-overdue comedy sequels are in, and now Paramount Pictures is looking to take advantage of it quickly by starting to move Zoolander 2 through development. Not only are the gears starting to turn on the follow-up to Ben Stiller's 2001 comedy, but casting is already underway as well. Deadline has word that Penelope Cruz has signed a deal that will see her star alongside Stiller, who will be reprising his role as model Derek Zoolander. There have also been rumors swirling around that Zoolander 2 will feature the return of fan favorite characters from the first movie, including Will Ferrell's villainous »
After many starts and stops, and plenty of whispers that production was heating up, the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is officially moving forward with Penélope Cruz joining the cast.
It's been nearly 14 years since the first Zoolander hit theaters in 2001. Star Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct this time out from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson is expected to reprise his role as Derek's rival supermodel and sometimes Bff Hansel, with Will Ferrell confirming months ago that he would be back as the sinister Mugatu.
It's believed that the success of Dumb and Dumber To at the box office this past weekend help Paramount in their decision to push forward on Zoolander 2. Ben Stiller has been attempting to make the sequel for quite sometime. It is not know if Ben Stiller's dad Jerry Stiller, who appeared in the original, »
We’ve long heard that a sequel to the 2001 cult comedy Zoolander was in the works, but that Paramount was a bit nervous when it came to giving it an official greenlight. Back in August The Leftovers star Justin Theroux, who wrote the script and was once attached to direct, said that talks with the studio were still happening, and seemed confident that Zoolander 2 would see the light of day.
Now, we’re one step closer to it actually happening, as Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has just signed on to co-star alongside returning cast members Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Owen Wilson.
Deadline reports the news, and cites that Theroux will in fact direct the film, despite the actor’s doubts about it back in August. The site also claims that the success of Dumb and Dumber To, »
- James Garcia
Following the sort-of successes – depending on who you talk to – of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Dumb And Dumber To, the time has come to revive another classic comedy franchise, Ben Stiller’s Zoolander. Work on the follow-up has languished in development since 2010, when Justin Theroux was attached to write and direct the supermodel sequel. Over the last few months, we’ve heard from Theroux that a finished script was in the bag, followed by talk from Will Ferrell that a table read was imminent. Now, we’ve a piece of news to suggest Zoolander 2 might be heading into production sooner than expected.
Courtesy of Deadline, we now know the status of the catwalk caper and the name of a brand new franchise addition – Penelope Cruz. No word on who she’ll play, but she will be appearing alongside the main core of returning cast members. In addition »
- Gem Seddon
Just a few years ago, filmmakers were lamenting the fact that despite the cult success their comedies had enjoyed over the years, studios just weren’t willing to foot the bill for a follow-up. Director Adam McKay was famously ready to throw in the towel on Anchorman 2 before one last phone call to Paramount led to the film finally coming together, and it enjoyed modest success at the box office last year. Just last week, Dumb and Dumber To opened in theaters at the Number One spot, proving once again that a comedy sequel released years after the original (in this case a decade) still has an audience. Which leads us to Zoolander 2. The original Ben Stiller-led and directed comedy pulled in only $60 million at the worldwide box office, but it gained a massive following on home video over the years. Stiller has been trying to get »
- Adam Chitwood
Ever since Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was greenlit and unleashed in theaters last year, fans have been hoping that Paramount Pictures would also grant the same courtesy to Zoolander 2, the sequel to Ben Stiller's comedy favorite from 13 years ago. The film has been developing for years, and this year rumblings of it finally happening came from both co-star Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux, who was named as co-writer and director of the sequel back in 2010. Now Deadline reports the project has life again with Theroux still directing from his own script, and a sexy new co-star has popped up on the catwalk too. Penelope Cruz has signed on to star in the comedy sequel that will also see the return of Will Ferrell as crazy fashion designer Mugatu and Owen Wilson as Zoolander's formal rival Hansel (Owen Wilson). Previously we heard that the film would take »
- Ethan Anderton
I was very late to the Zoolander train, largely because I thought it looked stupid and, sure enough, it is, but in a very, very, very good way. I enjoyed the hell out of it when I saw it back in 2008. Well, for about as long as I can remember Ben Stiller has been trying to get a sequel off the ground and it seems the recent success of Dumb and Dumber To, which brought in $36 million its opening weekend on a $40 million budget, has caused Paramount to reconsider moving forward on the sequel 13 years after it first hit theaters. Expected to return are, Stiller, of course as Derek Zoolander, Owen Wilson as Hansel and Will Ferrell as Mugatu and now Deadline reports Penelope Cruz is attached to the project which has Justin Threoux (Dedication) attached to direct from his own script. As for story, last I heard it centered »
- Brad Brevet
Fresh off claiming the Sexiest Woman Alive title, actress Penelope Cruz is putting her award-winning looks to use: She's reportedly signed on to star in the sequel to 2001's supermodel-skewering "Zoolander."
Deadline reports that Cruz is close to a deal for the flick, in which Ben Stiller will reprise his role as the titular airhead model. No word yet on just what Cruz's part might entail, though it would make sense for her to play a model, too.
Photo credit: Afp/Getty Images
Check out New From Moviefone on LockerDome on LockerDome
- Katie Roberts
With audiences growing tired of “Spider-Man” or “Transformers” sequels, Hollywood now has a solution — go back to the ’90s.
“Dumb and Dumber To,” which opened to atrocious reviews 20 years after the original, still scored an impressive $36 million at the box office last weekend. (Read all the reasons why it worked from my colleague Brent Lang.) It shouldn’t have come as a surprise: the ’90s are hot again. This week, Twitter went nuts over a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion photo of James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson, while Focus Features announced “Can’t Touch This” (borrowing from the Mc Hammer song), a ’90s-set high school dance-a-thon directed by Jon M. Chu. If Robin Williams had lived to star in “Mrs. Doubtfire 2,” it would no doubt have been a hit too.
As executives inevitably start to dig through the recycling bin of old titles that never got a second chapter, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
1-20 of 84 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners