You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Par taps Wilson for ‘Zoolander’

Hackman's 'Behind' ahead for busy thesp

Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring.

Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7.

Comedy centers on a naive male supermodel character, Derek Zoolander — the figure Stiller created for the VH-1 Fashion Awards three years ago.

Following “Zoolander,” Wilson will segue into Fox/Davis Entertainment’s “Behind Enemy Lines” opposite Gene Hackman with John Moore helming.

Wilson will next be seen opposite Stiller and Robert De Niro in Universal Pictures’ “Meet the Parents,” directed by Jay Roach, due in theaters Oct. 6. He will also appear in the Shooting Gallery’s dark comedy “The Minus Man,” directed by Hampton Fancher.

His credits include “Armageddon,” “Bottle Rocket,” “The Haunting” and “Permanent Midnight.” He co-wrote “Rushmore” and “Bottle Rocket.”

Wilson is repped by UTA.

More Film

  • Uber Sexual Harassment

    Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Creates Thunderous Buzz on Social Media Ahead of Debut

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • Sad daughter of unemployed Tennessee coal

    Harvey Weinstein Is a Monster of Hollywood's Own Making. What Are We Going to Do About It?

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star

    Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star in Drama 'Ben Is Back'

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • Daniel Day Lewis The Phantom Thread

    Watch the Stunning Trailer for Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Film, 'Phantom Thread'

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • Judith Light

    Judith Light, Roberta Colindrez to Star in Drama 'Ms. White Light' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

  • Negative Space animated short by Max

    Award-Winning Animated Short 'Negative Space' Makes Online Debut

    Owen Wilson (“Shanghai Noon”) will be paid north of $2 million to star in “Zoolander,” the comedy set up at Paramount with Ben Stiller helming and co-starring. Pic, which had been in development at Fox (Daily Variety, May 25), will be produced by Scott Rudin and financed by Par-based Mandalay Entertainment. Production starts Sept. 7. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content