Lady Gaga's 4.8 million Zoolander role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 October 2012

This article is from 2012.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been offered $4.8 million by Ben Stiller to star in a sequel to the comedy 'Zoolander', playing a love interest of Derek and Hansel

Lady Gaga has been offered $4.8 million to star in a sequel to 'Zoolander'.

The 'Edge Of Glory' hitmaker has been approached by actor and producer Ben Stiller to play a love interest for former model rivals Derek Zoolander (Ben) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) in a follow-up to the cult comedy film.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Gaga is top of their wish list. She has the talent and attitude - and amazing sense of humour."

Kate Moss, Kate Upton, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima are also candidates but Owen, 43, revealed as far back as December 2010 that Gaga would be the ideal choice.

He said: "Gaga has to be in it. The movie will happen soon. I just saw Ben and I think that people will be happy with some of this new stuff we have."

Ben also opened up about the new plot recently, saying: "It's 10 years later and most of it is set in Europe. I don't want to give away too much, but it's basically Derek and Hansel 10 years later."

Filming is scheduled to star early next year.

Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour

Big electro tunes and even bigger costumes from poker-faced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in support of her fifth studio album, Joanne.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Oct

£40–£105 / 0871 945 6000

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Thu 12 Oct

£40–£105 / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Tue 17 Oct

£40–£105 / 0844 847 8000

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Zoolander 2

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Theroux
  • Written by: Justin Theroux
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen
  • UK release: 12 February 2016

Derek Zoolander (Stiller) is living in the New Jersey woods as a 'hermit crab' after the collapse of his centre for 'kids who can't read good' and the death of his wife, but then he and former rival Hansel (Wilson) are drawn into a plot. Chaotic, scattershot, largely laugh-free sequel to the fondly-remembered 2001 original.

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