The public image cleanup of Justin Bieber continues. The former pop sensation turned tabloid headline has spent the last while desperately trying to regain cultural currency. He sat uncomfortably during a Comedy Central roast, his most recent attempt to curry favor with the media, and now he’s adding a movie role to his to-do list.
Bieb announced on Twitter that he’s in “Zoolander 2” in some capacity. I’d wager it’s probably a small cameo sized part that once again lets everyone see what a good sport he’s being. Anyway, he joins an increasingly long cast list that includes Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Billy Zane, Kyle Mooney, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, and more. One person who won’t be in it? Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. “I don’t want to be in the movie! They wanted me to be in the movie!” he told Hello Canada. He also wasn’t pleased with the Paris Fashion Week stunt that formally announced the movie: “I didn’t like it.”
“Zoolander 2” arrives on February 12, 2016.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 29, 2015