The dynamic duo of Derek and Hansel are back, with the sequel to arguably the most quotable movie ever made: Zoolander. Oddly enough, the original wasn’t that big of a hit back in 2001 when it premiered in theaters; earning only enough to place 55th out of the highest domestic grossing films of that year, behind projects like Rat Race and The Animal. The cult classic status it has accrued since then will most likely garner some major numbers this time around, however. Read on for the plot summary of the film, the international trailer, and promotional poster for Zoolander 2!The fight between good and evil in the fashion industry is still going strong when we come upon a now out-of-the-game Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller). But after you stop a Chinese throwing star with just one look, it’s only a matter of time before you get recruited up again. Enter Penelope Cruz as an Interpol agent, who needs Derek’s help cracking a case involving all the most beautiful people of the world (including Justin Bieber) flashing Zoolander’s signature “Blue Steel” look seconds before they’re murdered. Luckily, Derek still has his once rival and now bestie Hansel (Owen Wilson) to help. Not so luckily, but hilariously so, it seems the nefarious Mugatu (Will Ferrell) is back as well; and he still wants his goddamn latte! Here’s the trailer that Paramount Pictures International posted for Zoolander 2 on YouTube:
While viewers may be delighted by Benedict Cumberbatch‘s surprise cameo role as All, the androgynous supermodel, the joke has already started getting the film criticized for being transphobic. Justin Bieber fans and haters alike have the best of both worlds, it seems, as Beliebers get to bask in his beauty, while those that aren’t fans of the Biebs get to watch him get killed off. Kristen Wiig also adds her hilarity to the cast as an eccentric fashion designer; kind of a female Mugatu turned up a few notches.
Despite the controversy, this is one film that fans of the original film are not likely to miss! Careful gassing up your car to get to the theaters though. We all know how freak gasoline fights can end.
Zoolander 2 hits theaters February 12, 2016.