Model Kelly Rohrbach has been cast as CJ Parker, Pamela Anderson’s Baywatch character, in the film remake of cult TV series.
The movie – which will star and be co-produced by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and also features Zac Efron – hasn’t impressed Anderson herself, who recently said of the project “no one appreciates a remake.” It will, however, star David Hasselhoff, who will appear as himself.
The Rock has described the movie as “great fun, and Rated R”. Johnson posted the below Baywatch-themed video of himself and Rohrbach to Instagram yesterday (January 4), throwing in a bit of ‘Hotline Bling’ for good luck as the pair dressed for the part and got down to running on the beach:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot of the Baywatch movie follows a straight-laced lifeguard (The Rock) who teams up with a young hothead (Efron) to save their beach from falling into the clutches of an oil tycoon. Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon will helm the project.
The movie is expected to take a comic approach to revitalising the ’90s series, with production due to get underway in the coming months.
The role will be biggest Rohrbach’s biggest movie appearance to date, though she will also appear in Woody Allen’s next film.