Last month, Paramount handed out a May 20, 2017 release date for the long-awaited Baywatch
movie, which is putting quite the cast together. Dwayne Johnson
is taking over David Hoff
's role of Mitch Buchannon from the original TV series, alongside Zac Efron
, whose character hasn't been confirmed as of yet. Today, Dwayne Johnson
took to his Instagram page to welcome the latest cast member, Quantico
star Priyanka Chopra
, who is playing the main villain. Here's what Dwayne Johnson
had to say to his social media followers regarding the casting.
"She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #Baywatch
. Welcome Priyanka Chopra
to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue Rated R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch"
The actor's statement not only confirms that production will begin next week, but also reiterates a