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After news last month that director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) had signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of hit TV show Baywatch, word has arrived from The Hollywood Reporter that Bad Neighbours star Zac Efron is in talks to join the cast.
Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7) is headlining the big-screen version of the film, which tells the story of California lifeguards. Efron will co-star as the “young rule-flouting hothead” in the film, which has production set to ramp up ready for a January or Feburary 2016 start. Damien Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th) have written the last version of the script.
Baywatch, created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonann, ran between 1989-2001, with a cast that included David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson amongst others. The film version is set for release in 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
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.
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).
- Justin Kroll
While plot details are currently vague, sources close to the project have said the studio wants to go the comedic route for the project.
Paramount has been trying to get the right ingredients in place in order to move forward with the film, and Gordon is the sort of director the studio has been looking to over the years. Gordon’s hit vulgar comedies like “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Theft” have made him a popular director at the studios amid moviegoers’ craving for R-rated comedies. Paramount would hope for similar results.
- Justin Kroll
She's back on the beach!"Baywatch" alum Yasmine Bleeth made her first public appearance in over 10 years this month, resurfacing at Venice Beach, of all places.The busty brunette was introduced on the classic show's fourth season as Caroline Holden, the sister of Alexandra Paul's character, Stephanie. She quickly became one of the series' hottest commodities and was even named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful.But after being let go from the show (according to show producer Douglas Schwartz, it was over drug issues), an arrest and a trip to rehab, the actress all but disappeared. Her last public appearance was back in 2003, at an engagement party for Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman.Now 46, Bleeth resurfaced alongside "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Eileen Davidson and each of their husbands in a Twitter photo the soap star posted last week. The group was at the beach to take »
- tooFab Staff
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