It was recently revealed that Johnson is taking over as Mitch Buchannon from David Hasselhoff, and Daddario is Summer, the character played by Nicole Eggert in the original. Kelly Rohrbach was also recently cast in Pamela Anderson’s role as lifeguard C.J. Parker.
Baywatch is set to find by-the-book Mitch teaming with a young, rule-breaking lifeguard (Efron) to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
One additional piece of information which has now surfaced is the fact that Efron is playing a “hotshot former Olympian.” There was some scepticism surrounding this new take on Baywatch when it was first announced, but the cast is getting moviegoers excited, and it is shaping up to be pretty exciting so far. Chopra’s schedule apparently needs to be worked out, but it looks like she’s definitely going to end up taking on the role of the main villain here.
A release date for Baywatch hasn’t been set yet, though sometime next year seems likely.