While Justin Theroux is writing and preparing to direct Zoolander 2 for Paramount Pictures, he has found time to squeeze in a lead role in Wanderlust, joining Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in the David Wain-directed Universal comedy about a couple’s attempt to escape the trappings of the city for a counterculture life.
While he started out in front of the camera, Theroux is taking acting and writing jobs in equal measure. He just wrapped the villain role in the Universal comedy Your Highness opposite Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman. He was the sole credited writer on Iron Man 2, a job he got after co-writing Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiller, which led to Zoolander 2. UTA and 3 Arts rep him.
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