by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Even though for a majority of its fans it was all about women in swimsuits doing slow-motion running, The Rock is proving that the guys can get just as many looks on the beach in the upcoming Baywatch film.
In a picture posted to Instagram, Dwayne Johnson shed a little light on some story info while giving everyone a peek at just how in shape he and co-star Zac Efron are (even if they are rocking the Under Armour upper body wear):
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #BAYWATCH Day 1. My character “Mitch Buchannon” just gave @zacefron’s character “Matt Brody” the all important beach speech about what it means to have manly “Alpha balls”. Zac’s ad-libbed responses were brilliant! Talented and great dude. World get ready to have some fun, ’cause the beach will never be the same again. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #Day1 #AlphaBalls #NowWhoNeedsMouthToMouth?😂
Great day on the beach for “Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon”. Beat up bad guys, saved a puppy from drowning and gave a woman mouth to mouth, who I think totoally pretended to drown so I’d save her. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #TheBuchannonWay #RowdyAndRatedR We’re havin’ a blast..
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Feb 24, 2016 at 4:40pm PST
So we get a little blue mixed in with the classic red – I can dig it. Johnson also confirmed that he’ll be Mitch Buchannon (the role made famous by The Hoff himself) while Efron will be Matt Brody (originally played by David Charvet).
And a scene where Rock and Efron talk about having “Alpha male balls?” With the comedic timing of these two I need to see a gag reel as soon as this is out on blu-ray.
Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon will helm this bound-to-be R-rated comedy that will also star Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and model Kelly Rohrbach.
Baywatch is scheduled to race across the beach and run into theaters May 19, 2017.