Zoolander 2 Happening With Jonah Hill As The Villain

By Josh Tyler 2010-02-24 18:58:10discussion comments
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Ben Stiller has been talking about his desire to do a sequel to his 2001 cult-hit runway model comedy Zoolander since at least 2008, and now it looks like itís happening. Deadline claims the movieís coming together at Paramount, with the movie set to be directed by Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 writer Justin Theroux. Theroux is also co-writing the film with Stiller.

No word on who from the original cast might return. Obviously Ben Stiller is a lock and everyone hopes Owen Wilson will return as Hansel, but itís far from certain. It sounds unlikely, though, that Will Ferrell will reprise his scene-stealing role as the evil Mugatu since word is that Jonah Hill is already in negotiations to play the movieís villain. Call me crazy, but I have a hard time picturing Jonah in the fashion world or for that matter giving a good account of himself in a break-dance fight. I feel like Iím taking crazy pills.

In case you missed it, and a lot of people did since the film had the misfortune to hit theaters right after 9/11 when no one was buying tickets, Zoolander starred Stiller as a ridiculously good looking male model named Derek Zoolander. Heís embroiled in a plot to kill the prime minister and also must come to grips with what it means to be ridiculously good looking and aging. Most of these problems are solved with a midget-centric orgy involving Stillerís real-life wife Christine Taylor. Itís just that kind of movie.
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