Zac Efron to Star With Dwayne Johnson in ‘Baywatch’ Movie

Zac Efron Dwayne Johnson Baywatch
Rex Shutterstock

Zac Efron is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson in Paramount’s “Baywatch” comedy, which is based on the 1990s TV show.

Seth Gordon will direct the movie. Johnson will also produce the pic along with his partner Dany Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner. Montecito Pictures and Beau Flynn are producing as well, while Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonnan will exec produce.

Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the latest draft of the script.

Although plot details are currently vague, sources close to the project reveal that the studio is taking a comedic route with the film. Production is expected to start in early 2016.

Efron has become a box office draw over the last few years, with 2014’s “Neighbors” hauling in $150.2 million in the U.S. ($268.2 million worldwide).

Efron just wrapped production on the Chernin comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” alongside Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick. He can be seen next in the Warner Bros. DJ pic “We Are Your Friends.”

He is repped by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 6

Leave a Reply

6 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. dia says:

    I go for vanessa hudgens to be 1 of the cast . .

  2. Girls in bikinis will be the movie. If they’re kicking ass that will make the fetish complete.

  3. exec says:

    Justin Malen (Bad Teacher II, Bastards) wrote the draft that got the two actors attached. Shannon and Swift did a polish of that.

  4. scooter says:

    must get the hoff involved

More Film News from Variety

Loading