We’ve seen looks at Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, model-turned-actress Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), and Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions) in character for the R-rated Baywatch reboot, but now it’s time for Alexandra Daddario to snag the spotlight. The Rock posted the first look at his San Andreas co-star as the new Summer as two newcomers join the cast.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Johnson wrote,
She takes [Baywatch] to another level…World fell in love with [Alexandra Daddario] in [San Andreas] 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.
The world actually fell in love with her in True Detective season 1, but I’ll let that slide because Johnson has been everyone’s go-to source for everything Baywatch. The actor posted behind-the-scenes pics and first look images all throughout production. In the film, described as a hard R, Johnson portrays Mitch Bucchanon, a by-the-books lifeguard who has to team up with a young hothead, Matt Brody (Efron), in order to stop an oil tycoon from destroying their beach. Rohrbach takes over Pamela Anderson’s iconic role of C.J. Parker, Chopra portrays the film’s villain, and Hadera plays Mitch’s love interest, Stephanie Holden.
In addition, Deadline reports that Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Amin Joseph (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) have joined the cast, though their characters are unknown at this time.
See the first look at Daddario below.
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 SUMMER 2017.
Elsewhere, paparazzi have been snapping shots of Efron’s ripped Baywatch bod as he trains, competes with Johnson in a tire-shrugging contest, and American Ninja Warriors his way across an obstacle course. The Rock also teased the “insane shape” Efron achieved, but you don’t have to let your imagination roam. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017. See more behind-the-scenes photos and video below.
Production for the day has ended, all the extras are going home and the sun’s going down. Me and @zacefron refuse to quit in a tire shrugging contest that lasted for hours. Why? Because we’re #BAYWATCH, we’re bad ass and we’re a slightly dysfunctional family. On a side discipline note juuuuuust wait til you see the insane shape my boy Efron got in for our movie. Proud of the hard work he put in. That’s the way you make a character “Iconic”. I still kicked his candy ass though in this contest. #OnSet #TwoMeatheadsActingLike12YearOlds #EpicFunThough #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017 A photo posted by therock (@therock) on