Cara Delevingne, the British supermodel who made her acting debut in Anna Karenina, is being linked to the lead role in a sequel of Ben Stiller's comedy Zoolander. 

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne at the Cannes Film Festival [Getty/pascal-le-segretain]

Tabloid The Sun reports that the 22-year-old is in direct discussions with Stiller about taking a major role in the planned sequel. Fellow model Suki Waterhouse - the girlfriend of Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper - is also said to be in talks over a smaller role.

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Though primarily known for her work on the catwalk, Delevingne has proved she's a reasonable actress with the right material. She's currently filming scenes in Joe Wright's Pan and will star in Kids in Love, Tulip Fever, The Face of an Angel and an adaptation of Martin Amis's classic book London Fields over the next year. 

Cara Delevingne CannesCara Delevingne at Cannes [Getty/Pascal le Segretain]

We know that Stiller has been trying to get Zoolander 2 into production for the past decade and he gave an update on the project while giving a Master Class at the Taormina Film Festival in March.

"The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for ten years, but there are no plans to start production any time soon," he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

In the first movie, Stiller played the dim-witted male model Derek Zoolander who becomes a pawn in a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia by corrupt fashion executives.  It is believed that novelist Bret Easton Ellis secured an out-of-court settlement for the movie, given that is plot is near identical to that of Glamorama, the writer's 1998 black comedy/thriller. 

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