As if the first “Zoolander” film wasn’t offensive enough to be banned by Malaysia government, a sequel to the film is currently under development with Ben Stiller returning to direct and star in the film! Yup, Derek the most wanted supermodel is really, really, really, ridiculously returning to the big screen.

And it seems like there’s going to be another epic “walk-off” challenge as “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” star Penelope Cruz has signed on to star alongside Stiller!

First released in 2001, Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander” is a cult comedy film that has received mainly positive reviews from the movie critics. As the film revolves around a male model becoming a pawn in a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the film was never shown in Malaysian cinemas.

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But that didn’t stop Ben Stiller from making the second “Zoolander” film as he previously confirmed that the script for the sequel was in the works back in 2010. The title of the film hasn’t been announced yet but Ben Stiller’s co-star Owen Wilson stated in an episode of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” that the film will most likely named, “Twolander”. Stiller has yet to respond to Wilson’s comment about the title but he told the Empire Online a little bit more about the plot:

It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe… it’s basically Derek and Hansel… 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. 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, so yes, he features in a big way.

Since the plot revolves around Stiller’s and Wilson’s character with Will Ferrel’s Mugata being the integral part of the sequel, Will Ferrel and Owen Wilson will most likely reprise their respective roles

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According to Deadline, Penelope Cruz has signed on to star in the film for an unspecified role. There are no details about her unspecified role yet but it was confirmed that “Iron Man 2″ writer Justin Theroux has written the script of the sequel together with director Ben Stiller. The sequel will be Stiller‘s directorial follow-up to ” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“.

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