The plot is clearly a complex one – the council have cut their funding for the lifeguard service, but the Baywatch brand still has to be maintained.
Zac Efron (as David Charvet’s character Matt Brody) drinks shots, like he did in Dirty Grandpa – although as this will be a 12A, he won’t smoke crack; while The Rock (as David Hasslehoff’s Mitch Buchanan) swims under fire, like you do, and his San Andreas daughter co-star Alexandra Daddario is Nicole Eggert’s character, Summer Quinn. Kelly Rohrbach (who?) is Pamela Anderson’s CJ Parker, but both Ms Anderson and The Hoff appear in this, too, according to IMDB.
Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief – both very average films) from a script by (like Spider-Man Homecoming, this takes SIX writers! Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, David Ronn, Jay Scherick, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift), the cast also includes Priyanka Chopra, Angelique Kenney, Charlotte McKinney, Ilfenesh Hadera and Hannibal Buress.
The trailer also sounds like it has a snatch of the second Baywatch TV theme, “I’m Always Here”, performed by Survivor’s Jimi Jamison, but I always preferred the original track, “Save Me” by Peter Cetera, even if it was only used for the first season when the show was still on NBC, who cancelled it after that, but then later revived it. Yes! A show cancelled after one year has now spawned a movie over 25 years later!
Baywatch is released in the UK on May 12th, 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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