At the end of next month, just as summer begins, Baywatch the Movie is launching itself on the cinematic high seas. With a sterling cast including Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera the film brings the popular TV series to the big screen.
Previously the name Baywatch brought to mind the sunkissed Saturday afternoons where we here in the UK soaked up the sun via our cathode rays. It was an intensely popular show on both sides of the Atlantic, with a detective spin-off called Baywatch Nights making a bizarre appearance in the late night schedules. The killer combo of David Hasslehoff and Pamela Anderson took the show over ten years and eleven seasons.
That it would become a big screen movie was perhaps an inevitability. Director Seth Gordon has rewritten the Baywatch book and now we have an ultra-aware R-rated movie version starring one of the biggest names in movies. The Film Gods often work in mysterious ways.
This evening, all the way over in Hollywood, the cast (minus Dwayne Johnson) gathered to run in slow motion down the red carpet, and we were there to meet them. DaniElle DeLaite was our correspondent on the carpet and she got to interview the cast.
Baywatch Premiere Interviews
Baywatch Movie Trailer
Baywatch Movie Character Posters
Baywatch Movie Synopsis
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.