You knew that when The Rock decided he was going to bring back Baywatch, he was going to bring top talent to play his team of sexy lifeguards. Zac Efron is his super lifeguard bro, who apparently went to great lengths to prepare for his role, but one of his lady lifeguards will be played by UPROXX favorite Alexandra Daddario. This is reuniting the pair after playing father/daughter in San Andreas.
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.
After that role, The Rock had little excuse not to get her in on Baywatch:
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.
Obviously she’s not alone, there the new CJ played by Kelly Rohrbach —Pamela Anderson apparently turned down a chance to cameo — and Priyanka Chopra is playing some sort of baddie. You can check both out below, including a shot of the ladies having a “planking contest.”
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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But it’s not all about the ladies, folks. Efron and The Rock are here to show David Hasselhoff what’s up about being a real lifeguard. I would take The Rock over David Hasselhoff any day of the week, unless The Hoff happened to get his hands on that talking car from Knight Rider. That or Hoff from Baywatch Nights. In fact, the sequel to this movie better be Baywatch Nights. The weird sci-fi version.
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 ?