Bieber added to Zoolander 2
It looks like there's a newer, younger, “really, really, ridiculously good-looking” model coming to steal Zoolander's thunder. Justin Bieber was rumoured to have landed a role in the upcoming “Zoolander 2”, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Now it's no longer unconfirmed buzz, as there is photographic proof that the pop singer has traded in his “Baby” face for “blue steel”.
Stiller announced the news on his Instagram account in the best way possible: a battle of the blue steels, a “smile-with-your-eyes-off” contest.
It's unclear what role Bieber will play in the film, though The Hollywood Reporter states it's a cameo. Rumours of his involvement began swirling after he teased an upcoming film role on his Facebook page earlier this week. He wrote that he's working on something big in Europe (the film is currently filming in Rome, Italy). This was followed by a quote from the first movie, “He is so hot right now,” which was spoken by Will Ferrell's Mugatu in reference to Hansel's (Wilson) rising star.
The 21-year-old Bieber, once known for antagonizing paparazzi before his bodyguards plucked him out of harm's way, has been trying to remedy his ways. The recent Comedy Central Roast presumably dropped his ego down a couple pegs. According to E! News, a source says he's “interested in movies and starting a film career,” so perhaps “Zoolander 2” will be the beginning.
In addition to Bieber, “Zoolander 2” is packed full of returning and newcomer talent. Representing the veterans are, of course, Stiller and Wilson as rival models-turned-best friends Derek and Hansel, Ferrell as maniacal fashion designer Mugatu, Christine Taylor and Billy Zane. Fred Armisen, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Kyle Mooney, Karlie Kloss and Cyrus Arnold are also among the new cast members joining the sequel.
“Zoolander 2” will open in theatres on February 12, 2016.