In case you haven’t heard, there’s a Baywatch movie coming out. Before you start balking at the idea (or developing a serenely blank look on your face as you remember the slow-mo running… THE RUNNING!), note that much like Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street was a modern reboot that parodied its cheesy TV series source material, Baywatch will also be skewering the red swimsuit adventures of Mitch Buchannon and co as an R-rated action comedy.
The iconic role of lifeguard leader Mitch, once made famous by David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff, is of course being played in this version by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Fast and Furious star has always had a very active social media presence, and during the course of the production on Baywatch he’s been revealing select pics of the cast on set. But he’s now finally posted up the full cast, for you all to
lasciviously ogle check out below.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our entire #BAYWATCH squad. Are we bad ass? Yes. Do we save lives? All day. Are we a dysfunctional family? Epically. Do we have fun? F*CK YES. We work hard, we play hard. @thejonbass @alexannadaddario @kellyrohrbach @ilfenator @zacefron #BAYWATCH Get ready world… MAY 19, 2017. (and yes, I’m the king of the #FargoStrut.. squared circle historians know what that means.. #OurBelovedMemphisTerritory woo!)
For those of you who don’t know Instagram handles out of your head, that lineup is Jon Bass as Ronnie, Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn, Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker, Ilfanesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden and Zac Efron as Matt Brody. Also in the cast is Quantico star Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds, who Johnson also revealed on Instagram a while back as the main villain of the film.
Every great story starts with a great villain… My sistah @priyankachopra is one of the biggest and most beloved stars in the world. When I asked her how she felt about playing opposite me as our main #BAYWATCH villain she simply said with a sly and seductively evil smile, “Oh you’re going down…” Cool is the rule, but sometimes bad is bad. Thank you PC for the strong work week and see you on the rebound in GA. #GoodLordIGotMyHandsFull #ChopraDontPlay #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017.
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It’s also been confirmed that David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson – who famously played Rohrbach’s character C.J. Parker in the original – would be appearing the movie in some form. And though we’ve yet to see Anderson in the high-cut red bikini she helped to make iconic, Hasselhoff is already getting back into those trunks of his.
In the 80’s he drove the coolest car on the planet. In the 90’s he dominated slo-mo running on the beach with the most successful TV show of all time. And today he’s simply Still the f’n man. Phenomenal day on set with my brotha – the OG himself @DavidHasselhoff – the man who started it all. Great dude with a great sense of humor. AND he trained his ass off for our movie.💪🏾 #RockAndHoff #OnSet #RetroCool #AndSomeTattooedBaldMan #BAYWATCH MAY 2017.
And here are some more pics of the cast on set, also revealed by Johnson.
The two most iconic #BAYWATCH characters of all time. “Mitch Buchannon” and “CJ Parker”. Embodied by the dope and talented @kellyrohrbach and some big, brown inked up bald dude who keeps showing up in these epic shots. #OnSet # #MitchAndCJ #EverythingSheDoesIsAlwaysInSloMo #WatchYourEyesBoys #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017 🔥
She takes #BAYWATCH to another level.. World fell in love with @alexannadaddario in #SanAndreas and I was so impressed by her chops and presence every day, that I had to have her “rep the squad” in our film. Just wait til you see her – and all our girls – kick ass and protect the bay. #GameOver #BaywatchBabes #CoverYourEyesBoys #BAYWATCH MAY 2017.
Baywatch is directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) and was written by Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!), Damian Shannon (Friday the 13th, Freddy vs Jason) and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th, Freddy vs Jason). It is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017.
(Pics via Collider)
Last Updated: April 1, 2016