Baywatch Gets New Screenwriters


Screenwriters Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka have been hired by Paramount to write the screenplay for Baywatch, which the studio is looking to release in summer 2011.

Gatewood and Tanaka also wrote upcoming comedy The Sitter, to be directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jonah Hill.

The Break-Up co-writer Jeremy Garelick was previously brought on to rewrite and direct in July. DreamWorks originally bought the film rights in 2004 and hired National Security writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn to adapt back then.

Based on series that ran from 1989 to 1999 (and 1999 to 2001 as “Baywatch Hawaii”), the movie is expected to have female-driven action such as Charlie’s Angels.