‘Baywatch’ Movie Casts Model Kelly Rohrbach in Pamela Anderson’s Role

Kelly Rohrbach Baywatch movie
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Paramount has found the actress who will step into the role Pamela Anderson made famous on the cult TV series “Baywatch.”

Model Kelly Rohrbach will play C. J. Parker in the movie reboot of the 90s show. Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in the film, which will be directed by Seth Gordon. “San Andreas” actress Alexandra Daddario was recently tapped to play Summer (originally portrayed by Nicole Eggert).

Johnson posted a video on Instagram of him and Rohrbach adding a twist to the show’s classic slow-motion running scenes.

For our #BAYWATCH and the iconic role of "CJ Parker" I had to make sure @kellyrohrbach was… tough.

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Johnson will also produce the film with his partner Dany Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner. Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman are producing as well, along with Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonnan.

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 movie. Production is expected to commence in the new few months.

Besides David Hasselhoff’s Mitch Buchannon, Anderson’s C.J. is arguably one of the most recognizable characters from the series.

This would mark Rohrbach’s biggest role to date. She previously appeared in smaller indie films and recently landed a supporting role in Woody Allen’s next pic.

Rohrbach is repped by WME, IMG Models and Untitled Entertainment.

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  1. Joel says:

    She is gonna be a great replacement. I defnitly see her face is gonna do good.

  2. mike from texas says:

    I’m still laughing… just pulled this child up on yahoo,her whole body would not fill the left cup of Pam Anderson’s bra. She needs to return to the 6th grade and finish school. One suggestion please quit skipping lunch!! Otherwise you’re just going to look like a 15 year old boy,or maybe you and Jaden Smith could help dress each other I just read he likes wearing women’s underwear and dresses. I bet you and he would look cute in those wedgie jeans and high heels.

    • bignutz says:

      people still use yahoo as a search engine?

      • mike from texas says:

        Hey,I’m 64 y.o. and have always used yahoo. I have never been hacked and don’t pay some rediculous amount of money to stay that way. Of course I’m not rich so maybe I just don’t have enough to try to steal…lol.

    • Marie says:

      “She needs to return to the 6th grade and finish school.”
      She graduated from college. How about stop being a d*ck.

  3. Jim says:

    This has flop written all over it.

    • Arnold Feeney says:

      Not if Seth Gordon is on his game. It’s going to take a “comedic” route, something he knows how to do well. As long as it has lots of sly satire, it might just be pretty damn funny. If they try to play it straight, well, that’s another story….

  4. David Chan says:

    th ene wcjparkeruisvery very very hot

  5. mightymad says:

    … Weird casting.
    Granted, at the zenith of this show’s popularity, even Anderson wasn’t the hottest lifeguards on “Baywatch:… but she definitely was hotter than the new girl!

    She’s cute, though – that’s undeniable. That being said, let’s hope for her she doesn’t have too many scenes next to Daddario, otherwise nobody is going to remember she was in this movie.

  6. Much Buchannon says:

    A movie for the likes Shakespeare will cry tears! Not for joy but for sorrow! Such DRAMA that lives in moving pictures. What more can we say?? All the general public want is T/N/A. Kelly will do fine, if I wish to opine. But she’s never the bomb that Pammy Baby Was! Where oh where has CJ Parker gone?

    • mightymad says:

      … Didn’t the general public truly asked for this adaption or was it push on us by studio greed, who absolutely wanted to use a well known product to built a new franchise on?

  7. Trudy says:

    Kelly Rohrbach’s homely, compared to Pamela Anderson

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