It’s official: Gorgeous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra will play a villainous role in the upcoming “Baywatch” reboot flick.

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Rumours of her being eyed to star in the movie first surfaced last month. At that time, Paramount wasn’t sure if she would be able to take on the role due to scheduling conflicts with “Quantico” and the film’s production. But it all worked out just fine in the end 🙂

The Rock posted up the official announcement on his Instagram account, calling his new co-star “the biggest star out of India and one of the biggest stars in the world”, before welcoming Priyanka to the cast.

Oh, we have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the former Miss World will be able to rock that sexy swimsuit when the time comes.

Priyanka later chimed in with her own announcement via her Twitter account:

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The original “Baywatch” TV series premiered on NBC from 1989 to 1999. It starred David Hasselhoff (the one and only), Parker Stevenson, Shawn Weatherly, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, Peter Phelps, Brandon Call, and Holly Gagnier.

Although it was cancelled after its first season, it survived a setting change and large cast overhaul and became hugely successful – especially internationally. The American action drama show also led to a spin-off, “Baywatch Nights”, and a reunion movie, “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding”.

Word has it that the “Baywatch” reboot film 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. The exact plot details about the reboot remain scarce, but sources close to the project said that Paramount is taking a comedic route with the movie.

Baywatch The Rock Priyanka Chopra
Source: people.com

The “Quantico” star will join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac EfronAlexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Kelly Rohrbach.

Filming for the “Baywatch” reboot will begin this month as the movie is slated for release sometime in 2017.

Sources: PEOPLE, NZ Herald / Featured image from PEOPLE.

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