Former models Derek Zoolander and Hansel find themselves thrust back into the spotlight after living in seclusion for years. Invited to a major fashion event in Rome, the estranged friends are surprised to see how much the business has changed. Even more shocking is their encounter with Valentina Valencia, a special agent who needs their help. Someone is killing famous pop stars, and it's up to Derek and Hansel to help save the world's most beautiful people from a similar fate.
Alexander Skarsgård who played Meekus in Zoolander (2001), has a cameo as 'Adam
Not the first movie where Penelope Cruz encounters "The Fountain of Youth". She visits the fabled fountain in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Hansel tells Derek that "all my mom ever told me was my dad was a beat cop." Later we find out Hansel's dad is Sting; the lead singer and bassist of the band The Police.
The film's three male leads - Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell - are all left-handed
Released 15 years after the release of the first movie
Filming took place from April to July of 2015 in Rome, Italy
It will also find Derek and Hansel in Europe
Principal photography took 97 days
It will feature in Cinecittà
This will be Kristen Wiig's first of three comedies coming in 2016. The second is the next Ghostbusters (2016) and third is Sausage Party
Paramount partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to feature Derek Zoolander on their advertising campaign for the Fiat 500X
The teaser trailer was not narrated by Stephen Hawking, as many believe. It was narrated using a DECtalk (text-to-voice) machine, like the one Stephen Hawking uses
Justin Theroux, who also co-wrote Tropic Thunder (2008) with Stiller, was hired to write and direct the sequel. By the following month, Stiller confirmed he would be co-writing the script, stating, "We're in the process of getting a script written, so it's in the early stages. But yeah, it's going to happen." At some later, unspecified point, Stiller had taken over as director
The first teaser trailer was only attached to screenings of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Ben Stiller said in an interview that it will take place 10 years since the last one, but it actually takes place 15 years later
The first teaser trailer was attached to only screenings of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
Eddie Murphy has expressed interest in being in Zoolander 2. He has even developed his own pose called "Black Iron".
The announcement for the movie came from a fashion show where Stiller and Wilson walked down the runway, in character, as Zoolander and Hansel.
Ben Stiller said in an interview that it will take place 10 years since the last one.
It will also find Derek and Hanzel in Europe.
Jonah Hill was attached to the film but dropped out.
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