Dwayne Johnson has shared the first Alexandra Daddario Baywatch photo
Last summer, Alexandra Daddario (True Detective, the Percy Jackson franchise) played daughter to Dwayne Johnson in director Brad Peyton’s San Andreas. Now, they’re reteaming for Paramount Pictures‘ currently-filming Baywatch movie and Johnson has today taken to Instagram to share the first Alexandra Daddario Baywatch photo. Check it out in full in the gallery viewer below!
Also starring Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Hannibal Buress and David Hasselhoff, Baywatch offers a big-screen take on the television series that originally premiered on NBC in 1989. The original Baywatch cast included David Hasselhoff, Parker Stevenson, Shawn Weatherly, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, Peter Phelps, Brandon Call and Holly Gagnier. The series was initially not a success and was cancelled after a single season. Plans were made, however, to move Baywatch into first-run syndication and, in 1991, Baywatch returned to the airwaves where it continued for a full decade, bringing in new cast members like Yasmine Bleeth and Pamela Anderson. The show also received a short-lived spinoff, Baywatch Hawaii.
“She takes #BAYWATCH to another level,” Johnson writes alongside the new image. “World fell in love with @alexannadaddario in #SanAndreas and I was so impressed by her chops and presence every day, that I had to have her ‘rep the squad’ in our film. Just wait til you see her – and all our girls – kick ass and protect the bay. #GameOver #BaywatchBabes #CoverYourEyesBoys”
Although several writers have been attached to the Baywatch movie, the most recent draft hails from the Friday the 13th pair of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon is helming the new Baywatch film, which is being produced by Dwayne Johnson alongside Michael Berk, Greg Bonann, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Ivan Reitman and Douglas Schwartz.
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