'Portlandia' Resident Fred Armisen Goes to Europe for 'Zoolander 2'
by Ethan Anderton
April 22, 2015
Ever since production began on Zoolander 2, there's always been some kind of cool update on the film, whether it's a new cast member, or a glimpse behind the scenes. Billy Zane was recently revealed to pop up again after having a cameo in the original flick, but this time we have word of a new cast member joining the mix. "Portlandia" creator and star Fred Armisen recently posted a video to Instagram revealing that he's heading to Europe, and Ben Stiller confirmed it was for a role in the comedy sequel when he reposted the video. Armisden was even nice enough to pack some iced coffee for Stiller and the crew. The comedian joins his former "Saturday Night Live" colleague Kristen Wiig as another unknown new character in fashion.
Here's the video that Fred Armisen posted, regrammed by Ben Stiller on Instagram:
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.