The Hoff has landed! As Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron continue Instagramming first look photos and behind-the-scenes set pics from Baywatch, David Hasselhoff becomes the centerpiece in a new batch of images. The actor originated the role of Mitch, now played by The Rock in this reboot, and it’s still unclear exactly who Hasselhoff will be playing. By the looks of these pics, though, it involves jumping back into his famous swim trunks.
“Which is Mitch?” Hasselhoff wrote on Twitter along with two photos from the set. Johnson confirmed The Hoff’s casting in Baywatch a couple of weeks ago in an Instagram video. “There ain’t no Bay without The Hoff,” The Rock exclaimed, while Hasselhoff shouted through FaceTime, “I was born ready.”
Baywatch, said to an R-rated raunch-fest, centers on Johnson’s Mitch Bucchanon, a by-the-books lifeguard who must team up with a young hothead named Matt Brody (Efron) in order to stop an oil tycoon from destroying their beach. Priyanka Chopra of Quantico fame plays a villain in the film, which also stars Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas) as Summer, model Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker (originally played by Pamela Anderson), and Billions actress Ilfenesh Hadera as Mitch’s love interest, Stephanie Holden. Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Amin Joseph (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) are recent casting additions, though their characters are still unknown.
This one beautiful bunch of people, made even more brighter by Efron’s ridiculous, American Ninja Warrior-worthy abs of steel. According to Johnson, Hasselhoff got into the best shape of his life and he’s ready to stand beside the folks with glistening chest hair and all.
Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017. Check out photos of Hasselhoff and the cast below.
Which is Mitch? great fun with The Rock and me …great guy Baywatch is gonna Rock and Zac!! pic.twitter.com/DY5kEardou
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) March 23, 2016
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) March 23, 2016