Following weeks of Instagram casting announcements by star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we now have our first look at the R-rated Baywatch movie. And rather than it coming by the expected form of slo-mo jogging, we get the two leading studs, Johnson and Zac Efron.
Johnson, as he usually does, took to his Instagram to release the image of him and his co-star, marking the start of production on the movie. It will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and will also star Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra and Jon Bass. And if we take anything away from Johnson’s caption, it seems like it’s going to be a damn good time. I crack up every time I read that Johnson’s character gave Efron’s character “the all important beach speech about what it means to have manly “Alpha balls”. Not only that, but he teased the “brilliant” ad-libbed responses from Efron, which we were no doubt given a taste of in Neighbors.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Johnson take to his Instagram page to unveil something Baywatch related. As the casting process moved forward, Johnson announced every major member to join. So while we all stalk The Rock’s page to see what comes next, here are some of his latest Baywatch related posts, including the first look of him and Efron wet-suiting it up. Baywatch splashes into theaters May 19th, 2016.
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?😂
Like a proud papa silverback, just look at this talented cool/hot #Baywatch cast.. @ilfenator, @alexannadaddario, @zacefron, @priyankachopra, @kellyrohrbach, @thejonbass and some tatted up, bald brown man with a large head. This squad has been working extremely hard for months for these roles – the time has come – we start shooting TOMORROW. Let's roll and bring the world some beach fun. #BAYWATCH #LifeguardsOnDuty #AndZacHasNiceTits😂 💯👊🏾
She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous – perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch 🇺🇸🌊🇮🇳👊🏾