This week Paramount Pictures confirmed who will be playing the role of C.J. Parker (the lifeguard character made famous by Pamela Anderson) in the upcoming “Baywatch” remake. The role is going to Kelly Rohrbach, a popular model and actor that has worked with a few cast-members in the past.
Rohrbach will be joining Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the upcoming reboot, the film of course is based on the ultra-popular 90s series of the same name. “Baywatch” will be directed by Seth Gordon.
It was also reported that actress Alexandra Daddario, who recently starred in “San Andreas”, will be taking on the role of Summer in the film. That role originally went to Nicole Eggert in the 90s television series.
It was Johnson that spilled the beans on the new casting, posting a very short video on Instagram. The video-promo added a short joke, stemming from the original series’ fondness for girls running in slow-motion. In the video you can find Johnson and Rohrbach, teasing the release of the upcoming film.
The Rock stated on Instagram, “A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”. Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ’em. Get ready world, we can’t wait to bring you our generation’s #BAYWATCH! You’ll have fun… ?????? (last emoji somewhat inappropriate).”
Speaking of Johnson, he is not only starring in the film, he is also a producer on the project. Johnson’s partner, Dany Garcia, will be producing through the Seven Bucks Productions banner. They will join fellow producers Beau Flynn, Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonnan.
The film still doesn’t have a release date at this point, but the upcoming comedy was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It’s unclear if that will be the final version. More information, castings and other teasers are sure to be released as the film enters into production.
Filming is expected to start over the next few months, after that you can expect a cavalcade of teasers and trailers for the comedy to be released from the studio.