Months after Deadline first reported that Penelope Cruz had agreed to appear in Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller today made it official, with an announcement on Instagram and Twitter that the Oscar-winning actress indeed will be in the comedy sequel. Cruz’s character has not been revealed.
The follow-up to the hit 2001 film sees Stiller returning as the titular male supermodel and Blue Steel creator, Owen Wilson as rival/best friend Hansel, Christine Taylor as love interest Matilda Jeffries, and Will Ferrell as evil fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu, along with new cast member Kristen Wiig in an unspecified role. Stiller is directing from a script by Justin Theroux. Zoolander 2 is scheduled for release on February 12, 2016.