Next year, The classic series Baywatch is going to hit the silver screen in the form of a movie reboot starring none other than franchise viagra himself Dwayne Johnson. The film was originally set for release on May 19, 2017, but after Alien: Covenant was rescheduled to hit theaters that same weekend, Paramount Pictures has pushed Baywatch back a week to May 26, 2017.
The series about lifeguards shot on location on the beaches of Santa Monica, CA which debuted in 1989 was a major hit. Baywatch starred Knight Rider himself, David Hasselhoff, A.K.A. The Hoff as well as the original sex tape queen Pamela Anderson. The series had one of the most memorable intro themes to ever grace television and spawned the spinoff Baywatch Nights, made for TV movies, and even the copycat series Pacific Blue.
Little is know about the upcoming film adaptation as an official synopsis has yet to be released but it will stay true to the original series as Dwayne Johnson leads a team of lifeguards when they take on a villainous Priyanka Chopra.
The film will feature an appearance by Pamela Anderson, who originally played lifeguard CJ Parker on the series. Anderson initially rejected the idea of having a cameo in the film but Paramount and Anderson were able to work out a deal that satisfied both parties. David Hasselhoff, the original Lieutenant of the LA County lifeguards Mitch Buchannon took to The Rock’s Instagram account to confirm himself he would indeed be appearing in the film as well.
Baywatch hits theaters May 26, 2017.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Pamela Anderson, and David Hasselhoff. Written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Directed by Seth Gordon.
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"I WAS BORN READY!" Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, "The Hoff" has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN….🌊🖕🏾Hoff's a cool dude who's down to have fun and here's the best part.. He's been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff 💯👊🏾