added: Thu, Dec 8th '16
Don't hassle ... the Rock!
Check out the very first teaser trailer for the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the popular '90s lifeguard series "Baywatch," which has action superstar Dwayne Johnson stepping into the role originated by David "Don't Hassle the Hoff" Hasselhoff.
In this action comedy remake, Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon, who is the leader of a tight-knit team of lifeguards who go well beyond the call of duty to keep the California coastline safe.
Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario also star as Mitch's lifeguard deputies, Matt Brody (originally played by David Charvet) and Summer Quinn (Nicole Eggert). Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach has taken over Pamela Anderson's iconic role of C.J. Parker. While comedian and "Transparent" actor Rob Huebel co-stars as Captain Thorpe.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who currently stars in ABC's FBI series "Quantico," has been cast as the main villain in the film, which comes from "Horrible Bosses" director Seth Gordon.
With Jon Bass and Ilfenesh Hadera rounding out the cast, "Baywatch" is set to dive into theaters on May 26, 2017.
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
directed by Seth Gordon
starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Rob Huebel, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera
release date May 26, 2017