Actor Billy Zane will reprise his role as himself in “Zoolander 2.” Ben Stiller confirmed Zane’s participation through an Instagram post.
Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber is apparently appearing in the male model-centric film as well.
Additionally, “Vicky Christina Barcelona” actress Penelope Cruz and Saturday Night Live alum’s Fred Armisen & Kristen Wiig have been added to the cast. According to People , rapper Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian might appear in the film.
Stiller’s wife Christine Taylor, who appeared in the first movie as Zoolander’s love interest, journalist Matilda Jeffries, told Entertainment Weekly that she will be reprising her role.
“I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say,” she said.
“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!” she added.
Stiller explained the sequel’s plot to Empire .
“It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe,” Stiller revealed.
“I don’t want to give away too much, but 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,” he continued.
“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,” he added.
“So yes, he features in a big way.” “Zoolander 2” is currently in production in Rome and will release in early 2016.