Ben Stiller appears to confirm Bieber's role in the sequel on Instagram
Justin Bieber appears to have landed a cameo role in Zoolander 2.
Writer-director-star Ben Stiller, who has been using Instagram in recent weeks to share casting announcements, posted a picture of himself with the pop singer earlier today (April 29) with the hashtag #Zoolander2.
Stiller started shooting the sequel in Rome earlier this month (April) from a script he has co-written with his Tropic Thunder collaborator Justin Theroux. Alongside Stiller as Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson as Hansel McDonald, Stiller’s wife Christine Taylor, who played fashion journalist Matilda Jeffries in the first film, is also returning, while Will Ferrell is reprising his role as fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu.
Joining them in the sequel are Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen, while Kanye West is also rumoured to have accepted a role. Zoolander 2 is set for release on February 12, 2016.
Released in 2001, the original film followed Stiller’s dim-witted male model Derek Zoolander as he got sucked into a plot by corrupt fashion executives to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Stiller’s film has gained a sizeable cult following in the years since its release.