The squad’s all here in the latest look at the Baywatch movie reboot. Dwayne Johnson, who takes over David Hasselhoff’s role of Mitch Bucchanon, has been keeping fans up to date on all the latest happenings from the film’s set, and the new look revealed show’s the entire lifeguard team ready to defend their beach — and maybe get a killer tan in the process.
Johnson’s San Andreas co-star Alexandra Daddario plays Summer, while model-turned-actress Kelly Rohrbach takes Pamela Anderson’s former role of C.J. Parker, Zac Efron plays a young hothead named Matt Brody, and Billions actress Ilfenesh Hadera as Mitch’s love interest, Stephanie Holden. Also accompanied by actor Jon Bass, all six (including Johnson) take center stage in this first look image.
“Our entire [Baywatch] squad,” Johnson wrote in the caption. “Are we bad ass? Yes. Do we save lives? All day. Are we a dysfunctional family? Epically. Do we have fun? F*CK YES. We work hard, we play hard.” See them below.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our entire #BAYWATCH squad. Are we bad ass? Yes. Do we save lives? All day. Are we a dysfunctional family? Epically. Do we have fun? F*CK YES. We work hard, we play hard. @thejonbass @alexannadaddario @kellyrohrbach @ilfenator @zacefron #BAYWATCH Get ready world… MAY 19, 2017. (and yes, I’m the king of the #FargoStrut.. squared circle historians know what that means.. #OurBelovedMemphisTerritory woo!)
Directed by Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses, Baywatch tells of a by-the-books lifeguard (Johnson) who has to team up with Efron’s Matt in order to stop an oil tychoon from destroying their beach. Quantico star Priyanka Chopra plays the villain, while the cast also includes Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Amin Joseph (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) in unspecified roles, and Hasselhoff definitely makes an appearance in his signature red trunks. Johnson previously teased the hard R rating of the film on Twitter, writing, “some good ol’ fashion ‘this is my beach bitch” RATED R humor.” He also teased an ad-libbed scene in which Mitch instructs Matt in the ways of having “manly ‘Alpha balls,’” and he said Efron’s performance was “brilliant.” Baywatch will hit theaters on May 19, 2017.
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. A photo posted by therock (@therock) on
In the 80’s he drove the coolest car on the planet. In the 90’s he dominated slo-mo running on the beach with the most successful TV show of all time. And today he’s simply Still the f’n man. Phenomenal day on set with my brotha – the OG himself @DavidHasselhoff – the man who started it all. Great dude with a great sense of humor. AND he trained his ass off for our movie. #RockAndHoff #OnSet #RetroCool #AndSomeTattooedBaldMan #BAYWATCH MAY 2017.
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 A photo posted by therock (@therock) on
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.