by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
As if having Alexandra Daddario in the Paramount’s upcoming Baywatch film wasn’t enough, now the film has added an actual swimsuit model.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will also star in the film alongside Zac Efron, dropped the news on Instagram today that Sports Illsutrated swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach will don the red swimsuit when she hits the beach.
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).
A video posted by therock (@therock) on Jan 4, 2016 at 10:32am PST
But that’s not all. Apparently Rohrbach will be playing CJ Parker – a role made famous on the original show by Pamela Anderson!!
The film centers on a group of elite lifeguards, led by Johnson, who need to team up with a hot-headed rookie (Efron) to save their beach.
Seth Gordon is directing from a script most recently touched up by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. The idea is to make it similar in style to the recent 21 Jump Street series – tongue in cheek but not too campy that it borders on satire.
Shooting is expected to start sometime soon. No release date has been announced at this time.