*Photo via E! News
We all know Karlie Kloss can walk the runway like nobody’s business, but can she perfect Blue Steel?
The 22-year-old supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel is rumored to making her big screen debut in Zoolander 2, the sequel to the 2001 comedy starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. According to E! News, “an insider” has confirmed that Karlie is definitely on board for the film, while fellow catwalker Gigi Hadid was also offered the role, but turned it down. Other models named on the short list to appear in the flick include Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Alessandra Ambrosio.
The long-awaited sequel was announced (in the best way possible, mind you) on the runway at Valentino’s fall 2015 show in Paris this morning, with both Stiller and Wilson (in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel, natch) strutting down the catwalk in a real life ‘walk-off.’ While Karlie may not have been present to witness the duo’ return to the runway, they did have the support of Anna Wintour, who stopped by backstage before the show for a quick Instagram snap.
While few details have been revealed, the film will reportedly “follow Derek Zoolander’s process of self-reinvention” with the screenplay being written by Jennifer Aniston’s beau Justin Theroux and Stiller in the director’s chair. The film is currently in production and set to hit theaters in February 2016.