Derek Zoolander is back! And he's bringing Hansel with him, along with a few new friends and foes sure to make Zoolander 2 the can't miss comedy of Valentine's Day. We have a new motion poster, which puts Derek and Hansel back on the runway with Interpol agent Valentina. And they are trailed by the evil Alexanya Atoz!
Zoolander 2 centers on Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), who are recruited by Valentina (Penelope Cruz), an Interpol agent and former swimwear model, to stop a deranged killer who is targeting the most beautiful people in the world. The first trailer revealed that this assassin starts his killing spree with none other than pop star Justin Bieber, who was revealed in a set photo posted by star/director Ben Stiller back in April. Other celebrities this killer has bumped off include Usher Raymond, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.
The supporting cast includes returning Zoolander stars Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Christine Taylor (Matilda Jeffries), along with new additions such as Cyrus Arnold, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney and Kristen Wiig. The story is set a decade after the first comedy, with the story picking up after both Derek and Hansel have left the fashion world behind. Now they are tasked with saving the world's most beautiful people, but they'll be going up against one of their former friends.
Kristen Wiig stars as the new villain Alexanya Atoz. As we learn in the trailer, she is soon teaming up with the only criminal mastermind who could possibly be behind the entire assassination plot, none other than Will Ferrell's Mugatu. Billy Zane, who portrayed himself in the original cult classic, will return again as one of Derek Zoolander's good friends. The first trailer set a new record for comedy, with the footage amassing a whopping 52.2 million views in just one week.
Ben Stiller also directs the sequel from a script by Justin Theroux, who wrote the script for 2008's Tropic Thunder, which Ben Stiller also starred in and directed. Production took place earlier this year at Rome's famous Cinecittà Studios, with production spanning 12 weeks. Zoolander 2 will be going up against 20th Century Fox's superhero movie Deadpool and the Warner Bros. comedy How to Be Single on February 12, 2016. Take a look at this sleek motion poster. We also have the Derek Zoolander character poster in case you missed it, along with a look at the villains.