Last week, Ben was across the pond, promoting his new film, and popped over to TV presenter Jonathan Ross’s chat show.
You can watch the interview following the jump, which starts with extensive footage from Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Towards the end of the chat, Stiller discusses one idea for a new Zoolander film: “Derek got hired to be a personal model for an Arab sheik, and then finds out that… models are being turned into oil. Like sort of a Soylent Green sort of a plot.”
On Saturday, March 7, Ben warmed up the bicycling crowd after Lance Armstrong’sLA event for “Hope Rides Again” — which took over Hollywood streets for a 2.2 mile bike ride with the seven-time Tour de France winner. Stiller related how he met Lance and told a self deprecating anecdote about hanging out with the champ, which can be viewed in this YouTube video. (at the 3:05 mark)
John Hamburg, writer for Stiller comedies Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Zoolander talks about his latest movie I Love You Man with ComingSoon.net, while over at MTV Movies, he reveals some news about his current assignment, the Parents-franchise sequel Little Fockers.
And speaking of Zoolander, Bryony Gordon of UK’s Telegraph writes about her experience last Thursday at the esteemed Cambridge Union Society, debating the motion, “This House believes that there is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking.” (The motion carried).
Variety reports that three additions have been made to the Noah Baumbach dramedy Greenberg: alongside Ben Stiller will be Welsh actorRhys Ifans (as Greenberg’s best friend), Brie Larson and Juno Temple (as a pair of college-aged temptresses). The film is expected to start shooting later this month.
Enthusiastic glee has spread across the Interwebs that Ben Stiller will shortly be revisiting the role of Derek Zoolander in a sequel. In a brief interview with The UK Sun, Ben said earlier this week, “I’ve been trying to get Zoolander 2 together and we’ve had a few scripts. I feel that is the sequel I really would like to do some day, because I like the original and I would make sure it was something new and worthy of it first.”
Most reports seem to clip out the critical part “some day“.
Not to throw cold water on the excitement, but it’s a long way from looking at a few scripts to shooting.