New ‘Baywatch’ Trailer: Looks Like a Rock Action Film

Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra

Paramount has released the new Baywatch trailer with plenty of slo-mo running, explosions, and expletives, plus, the Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is making her Hollywood debut, plus, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ‘oceanic, motherf—er’.

Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario lead the bawdy beach flick, which finds the Baywatch crew trying to save the day from a big criminal, leading to some raunchy hijinks.

Also starring Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Hannibal Buress, and Rob Huebel, Baywatch opens on May 26th.

The Bawdy Beach Flick

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (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.

Big-Screen Take On TV Series

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.

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