Have You Ever Wondered If There Was More to Life than Being Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking?
Well, he's trying something new by redoing something old: Stiller's gonna do a sequel to 2001's Zoolander -- one of the first films to come out in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. It's fair to call it an underappreciated gem. Justin Theroux, Stiller's co-writer on Tropic Thunder, is set to co-write the sequel as well as direct. Now, I love Theroux's work, and I think that the first half of Tropic Thunder is brilliant. So I'm excited for this.
Except for the fact that they've signed Jonah Hill on as the villain. I give Jonah Hill a lot of shit for being talentless, and having a lack of range, and for flat out ruining films with his presence. I'm praying to god that he's found magic in Cyrus -- which actually looks pretty goddamn stunning. But this kid is not going to work. Jonah Hill is the funny fat guy. Unless he's playing some sort of Goldfinger-type Fat Bastard ripoff, then this is going to suck like Edward Cullen doing a Capri-Sun on obsessed-depressed teen.
Then again, the only thing that made the first Zoolander good was the shitballs randomness of the jokery. So who knows? Maybe Hill will turn in a career-defining performance. Maybe the cameos will be so outrageous and the co-stars rocking so hard that we'll be dazzled like a full-on Magnum blast. I hope so.