Penelope Cruz Joins Cast of 'Zoolander 2'

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Penelope Cruz is set to join Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Owen Wilson in the cast of Zoolander 2. Cruz will soon become part of the comedy that follows Derek Zoolander (played by Ben Stiller), the male model who finds himself blissfully unaware of anything but his good looks.

The sequel will follow Zoolander in his quest to reinvent himself in the world of male modeling. Jennifer Aniston's fiance, Justin Theroux, wrote the script. Ben Stiller will direct as well as star in the film.

Penelope Cruz just wrapped the filming of Ma ma, and she is preparing for a small role in a new Sacha Baron Cohen film called Grimsby.

Of Derek Zoolander's reinvention, Stiller said the following during a recent interview with MTV.

"In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it's changed—it just happens so quickly," he said. "I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it's 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves."

BBC News reports that it's still uncertain as to what role Penelope Cruz will play in Zoolander 2, but it's rumored she might fill the role of journalist Matilda Jeffries--who was played by Ben Stiller's wife, Christine Taylor. They also report that Cruz might be a huge boost to draw fans in to theaters to see the sequel.

Are you a Zoolander fan? How do you think Penelope Cruz will mesh with the cast of Zoolander 2?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.