Having worked with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on this year’s disaster film “San Andreas“, it’s no brainer that Alexandra Daddario was among the actresses shortlisted to star in his big screen reboot of popular American drama series “Baywatch“.
Other actresses who were shortlisted for the film include Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse“), Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries“), Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars“), Denyse Tontz (“Big Time Rush”), Bianca Santos (“Ouija“), and Shelley Hennig (“Unfriended“).
A week after the report, Paramount Pictures and director Seth Gordon confirmed that Daddario is ready to hit the beach and save some lives as the female lead.
Johnson himself took to his Instagram account to confirm Daddario’s casting. He also announced that his “San Andreas” co-star will be playing Summer, a character that was previously played by Nicole Eggert in the TV series.
For this reboot, Summer is a lifeguard who is the love interest of the aerobicised life saver played by Zac Efron. Johnson also jokingly described Zac as “the cool, yet extremely unattractive” cast in the #BaywatchFamily.
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of "Summer". Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can't wait for you guys to see her own the role. The female roles of #BAYWATCH have become extremely hot properties around Hollywood and as promised, the quality women we'll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive @zacefron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of "CJ Parker"….👀 #CueSlowMotionRunningDownTheBeach #WhosPuttingTanningOilOnMyBack? #OrMyFront #BAYWATCH 👊🏾🌊
The original “Baywatch” was an American action drama show that starred David Hasselhoff (the one and only), which ran in its original title and format from 1989 – 1999.
Although it was cancelled after its first season on NBC, it survived a setting change and large cast overhaul and became hugely successful – especially internationally. The show led to a spin-off: “Baywatch Nights”, and a reunion movie, “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding”.
The “Baywatch” reboot will centre on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (played by The Rock) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (played by Zac Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
Best known for his work on “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Thief”, Gordon will be directing this reboot based on a script written by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon. They will begin filming in February 2016 as the movie is slated for release sometime in 2017.
So, what do you think of the “Baywatch” reboot? Which female hotties do you think will join the cast as well? Will David Hasslehoff make a special cameo? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
Source: Cinema Blend.