Oh my God, The Rock in a Baywatch movie? Can we just go ahead and buy our tickets right now? Also, can anyone remember the last time The Rock did a movie that involved a shirt? He’s doing a Baywatch movie and was in Hercules and you can’t be in Fast & Furious movies unless you bring your own tank tops. The man loves action movies but hates outerwear.
Of course The Rock being The Rock, he made the announcement in the most badass way possible, captioning this AMAZING photo, “‘This is my beach bitch!’ Rumors are true… we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie. Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach… #WhoNeedsMouthToMouth #RedShortsBeHugginABrotha.”
Here’s the official Baywatch movie announcement on Deadline with a little bit more about the pending flick.
Paramount is moving forward with its big-screen adaptation of Baywatch and has loosely attached Dwayne Johnson for beach patrol duties. The studio also has hired Justin Malen to rewrite and has attached the hot comedy writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris (We’re the Millers) to direct.
This isn’t the first time a Baywatch movie has been dangled in front of us like a carrot in a red one-piece bikini — Paramount has been trying to make a Baywatch movie for years and recently started to ramp up the efforts. A number of previous writers have penned a script including Jeremy Garelick, Peter Tolan and our entire staff one drunken night during the holidays.
More details on the Baywatch movie can be read here, but really what else do you need to know? It’s the fucking Rock in a Baywatch movie, people.
Dwayne Johnson image by Jaguar PS/Shutterstock