‘Baywatch’: Zac Efron Slow-Mo Face Plants in New Images

     April 27, 2016

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Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera — a.k.a. the “Avengers of the Beach” — roll out in a new batch of photos from the Baywatch movie, revealed by Johnson and Efron on Instagram. These lifeguards may have the whole slo-mo part of slo-mo running down pat, but Efron might want to work on that last part.

The actor, who plays a young hothead with abs of steel named Matt Brody, eats beach in an epic face-plant that hopefully reflects the tone of the movie — Johnson previously teased that the film has a hard-R rating with a raunchy edge and talk of “alpha balls.”

The Rock showed fans how the scene should’ve gone. “We are also literally running iconically in slo-motion because apparently that makes everyone’s kibbles and bits look sexy,” he wrote on Instagram. The actor, who’s getting ready to start shooting Furious 8, also posted an image of his character, the by-the-books lifeguard Mitch Bucchanon, with a man slung over his back preparing to jump off a boat.

See the images below.



 


Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch sees Mitch and Matt teaming up to save their beach from destruction at the hands of an oil tychoon. Daddario plays Summer (originally played by Nicole Eggert in the series), Rohrbach plays C.J. Parker (originated by Pamela Anderson), Hadera plays Mitch’s love interest Stephanie Holden, and Bass plays Ronnie. Also featuring in the film are Quantico star Priyanka Chopra as a villain, comedian Hannibal Buress, Jack Kesy (The Strain), Amin Joseph (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and stars of the original series Anderson and David Hasselhoff.

Johnson has been vigilant in keeping fans updated on the film with images and behind-the-scenes tidbits, but now he’s going off to Furious 8, so we’ll probably be seeing less of these kinds of images until we get a trailer.

Baywatch will hit theaters on May 19, 2017.


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