Ben Stiller is back as Derek Zoolander in this outrageously funny sequel to the comedy hit. Joining him is an all-star cast including Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Kristen Wiig. Zoolander 2 (also known as Zoolander No. 2 and 2oolander) is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and written by John Hamburg, Justin Theroux, Stiller and Nick Stoller. It is the sequel to the 2001 film Zoolander and stars Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. Filming took place from April to July 2015, in Rome, Italy. The film was released on February 12, 2016, by Paramount Pictures. At Fashion Interpol, Valentina Valencia examines the expressions of recently assassinated pop singers' last images and discovers they match Derek Zoolander's trademark look, "Blue Steel".