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 it’s happening. Deadline claims the movie’s 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 it’s 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 movie’s 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 I’m 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. He’s 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 Stiller’s real-life wife Christine Taylor. It’s just that kind of movie.

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