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Hannibal Buress Heads to 'Baywatch'

Mere days before cameras role, actor/comedian Hannibal Buress is in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in "Baywatch."

Directed by Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses"), Paramount Pictures' big-screen remake 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.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Buress will play a member of the bay community.

The action-comedy also stars Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach.

Airing from 1989 to 2001, first on NBC and then in syndication, “Baywatch” was a starring vehicle for David Hasselhoff, and propelled the careers of Anderson, Nicole Eggert, David Chokachi, Yasmine Bleeth and Jason Momoa, among others.

Paramount's "Baywatch" is scheduled to begin production on Feb. 22.

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