Mar 26, 2016 05:28 AM EDT By Maria Cabrera

'Baywatch' 2017 Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, David Hasselhoff & More

The film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach & More! .

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  • 'Baywatch' is a 2017 action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the 1989 series of the same name.

    The report stated, “The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.”

    On November 2015, it was reported that several actresses, including Alexandra Daddario, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Benson, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca Santos and Denyse Tontz, were in the running for the female lead, with the possibility that some of them could join the film in different roles and other unnamed actresses could be in the running as well.

    Principal photography began on February 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia. The film will be released by Paramount Pictures on May 19, 2017.
  • Dwayne Johnson was attached to star for the lead role as Mitch Buchannon. Mitch was the main character for most of the show's run and represented a father figure at Baywatch headquarters.

    Johnson also announced that the film will be R-Rated.
  • On August 10, 2015, it was announced that Zac Efron had been cast in the film as Matt Brody.
  • Original Mitch Buchannon actor David Hasselhoff will appear in the film.
  • On November 2015, Johnson confirmed Alexandra Daddario (who previously worked with Johnson on San Andreas) for the role of Summer Quinn, originally played by Eggert in the TV series. She will be a lifeguard and the love interest of Efron's character.
  • On January 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Priyanka Chopra is in talks to appear in the film in a villainous role. On February 16, 2016, Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne Johnson released a video to confirm her participation in the above mentioned role.
  • On January 4, 2016, Johnson announced that actress and model Kelly Rohrbach was cast as C.J. for the film. C.J is beautiful,noble,willing to help her friends in anyway she can and loves animals,especially dogs and marine mammals. If you asked C.J what´s her favorite thing about being a lifeguard it would probably be that she has the chance to affect the life of animals and people. She is truly a caring person.
  • On January 20, 2016, Ilfenesh Hadera joined the cast as Stephanie Holden, the love interest of Dwayne Johnson's character.
  • Jack Kesy was also casted in the film for an unspecified role.
  • On February 12, 2016, Hannibal Buress joined the cast of the film to play a bay community local.
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