Ben Stiller Reveals Cyrus Arnold as the Teen Son of Derek Zoolander
by Ethan Anderton
April 13, 2015
Production is underway for Zoolander 2, the sequel to the 2001 comedy starring Ben Stiller as the titular really, really, really, ridiculously good looking male model. The original film had the unfortunate task of opening in theaters just a couple weeks after the attacks on 9/11, and it's been a long road to get a follow-up off the ground, but it's finally on the way. We've gotten some teases of the film with a big announcement at fashion week in Paris followed by a real photo shoot with Zoolander himself, as well as Owen Wilson has Hansel. And now we have a glimpse at a new character, Zoolander's teenage son, played by Cyrus Arnold.
Here's the photo from the set of Zoolander 2 posted on Instagram by Ben Stiller:
Even though you can see the son of Zoolander is very well-dressed, he's hardly male model material. Perhaps Zoolander's struggle to come to terms with the fact that his son won't follow in his footsteps is a big part of the sequel. If you go looking around the web, you can find more spy photos of Stiller and Arnold driving around Europe, shooting some scenes. In addition, there have also been rumors of Jonah Hill, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Anna Wintour having either supporting roles or, more likely, cameos, since the first film had plenty of celebrity appearances. We'll see.
Zoolander 2 is written and directed by Justin Theroux (writer of Tropic Thunder, director of Dedication). Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel respectively in a story that has been said to take place after just as many years have passed since the original film was released in 2000. Will Ferrell will also return as Mugatu in some capacity along with Christine Taylor as Matilda. In addition, Penelope Cruz has also signed on for a role as a new character. Paramount Pictures has set the comedy sequel for release on February 12th, 2016, and production is now underway in Europe.