After months of behind-the-scenes photos from the cast and paparazzi, we finally have our first official look at the big screen adaptation of Baywatch. If the original series wasn’t your cup of tea, it’s probably best to avoid this movie. It’s pretty much everything the 90s guilty pleasure delivered, including their signature slow-motion running shots, but amped up and with an ‘R’ rating.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson steps into David Hasselhoff’s red trunks to play Mitch Buchannon. He heads up an elite group of lifeguards patrolling the California beaches. When a new recruit named Matt Brody (Zac Efron) arrives, they immediately butt heads due to the former Olympian being a little cocky. I’m curious to know if Ryan Lochte was the inspiration for this character 🙂
They eventually find common ground and team up to uncover a local criminal plot, led by Priyanka Chopra, that threatens the future of the Bay. Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass and Ilfenesh Hadera round out the cast.
Baywatch splashes into theaters on May 26, 2017.
Baywatch Movie Trailer