David Hasselhoff is ready to hit the beach again.
The actor, who famously played Mitch Buchannon on the long-running TV drama “Baywatch,” will join Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron in the upcoming big-screen adaptation.
“There ain’t no ‘Bay’ without The Hoff,” Johnson said in a brief video announcement that featured Hasselhoff in a FaceTime call. “Get ready, world!”
Johnson plays Buchannon in the Paramount Pictures film; the nature of Hasselhoff’s role hasn’t been revealed.
“‘Baywatch’ is the most successful TV show of all time,” Johnson wrote on Facebook, “and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, ‘The Hoff’ has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of ‘Avengers’ meets ‘Anchorman.'”
Directed by Seth Gordon, “Baywatch” centers on the by-the-book leader of an elite team of lifeguards (Johnson) who’s forced to team with a rule-breaking hotshot (Efron) to save the bay from an oil tycoon (Priyanka Chopra).
Opening May 19, 2017, the film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Hannibal Buress.
“I WAS BORN READY!” Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, “The Hoff” has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN….Hoff’s a cool dude who’s down to have fun and here’s the best part.. He’s been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he’s been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff’s chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff
Posted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson on Wednesday, March 2, 2016