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Penelope Cruz, Sexiest Woman Alive, Esquire


She is really, really ridiculously good looking.

Penélope Cruz is joining up to star with Ben Stiller in the sequel that everyone has been waiting for, Zoolander 2, Deadline is reporting.

The Spanish actress recently wrapped Ma ma, and she is also set to play a small role in Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy Grimsby.

The Oscar winner will join returning cast members Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell in the comedy that follows Derek Zoolander, the male model who finds himself blissfully unaware of anything but his good looks.

The sequel is expected to follow Zoolander as he is forced to reinvent himself in the ever-changing world of male modeling. Justin Theroux penned the script while Stiller will also take a seat in the director's chair once more.

Talking about the sequel back in 2010, Stiller revealed that this installment would focus on how much the modeling world has changed since Zoolander and his nemesis, Hansel, fought for the catwalk.

Will Ferrell, Zoolander, Crazy OnScreen Hairdos

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

"In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it's changed—it just happens so quickly," he told MTV. "I think the idea in the beginning of the movie is that it's 10 years later, and Derek and Hansel are literally forgotten. Nobody remembers who they are, so they have to reinvent themselves."

Are long-awaited sequels becoming a trend?

Most recently, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels finally released Dumb and Dumber To, which was a certified box office hit. The actors, who normally don't do sequels, brought in $36.1 million in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Farrelly brothers' hit was released 20 years after the original.