Willie Nelson confirms he’ll cameo in ‘Zoolander 2’

Kanye West and Justin Bieber are also reportedly starring in the film

Country legend Willie Nelson is set to appear in upcoming film Zoolander 2.

Released in 2001, the original movie followed Ben Stiller’s dim-witted male model Derek Zoolander as he was 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, with shooting for its sequel beginning in Rome during April.

Now, Nelson has told Access Hollywood that his involvement with the project comes from his connections to star Owen Wilson. “Owen and I are good buddies. We stay pretty close in touch,” he said. “He’s the one that asked me if I wanted to do it: ‘Let’s do it.’.”


Justin Bieber will also appear in the film, alongside Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen. Kanye West is also rumoured to have accepted a role.

Zoolander 2 is set for release on February 12, 2016.