Baywatch Remake – Confirmed / Get the Look
Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Baywatch, you probably know the general premise: Sexy sexy lifeguards running across the beach in slo-mo and saving lives! Red bathing suits all around! Enough sunscreen to fill a pool! But like just about every major ’90s pop culture touchstone, Baywatch is getting a 21st century reboot — starring none other than Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The often shirtless heart-throb is reportedly in talks to pull on a pair of famous red board shorts for a big-screen remake of Baywatch.
The project has been gestating at Paramount for years but has gained momentum in recent weeks with the signing of director Seth Gordon.
The Hollywood Reporter says the film will star Efron and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as rival lifeguards in Malibu, who have to put their differences aside to save their beloved beach from an oil tycoon.
If all goes to plan, the movie would start shooting in early 2016.
It will be a big year for Efron, who is shaking off his teen hunk origins for more adult roles.
He’ll star in a sequel to last year’s raunchy hit comedy Bad Neighbours. And another pair of comedies – Dirty Grandpa and Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates – are expected to do big things.
The Rock appeared to welcome the Baywatch casting rumours overnight.
We’ll have to wait for a while to see Baywatch on the big screen, but as long as they reference its iconic opening, we’re sure fans will be sated. Until then, we’ll just be browsing for the perfect red swimsuit — hey, there’s still a month of summer left, right?
Source: HelloGiggles / News.com/au
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