Baywatch is getting a fresh look thanks to its upcoming movie reboot, but luckily, we don’t have to wait till it hits theaters in 2017 to get an idea of what to expect. Star and producer Dwayne Johnson has made a habit of providing project updates on social media, and today he revealed the first photo of the Baywatch movie cast.
The photo features Johnson and co-stars Zac Efron (Neighbors, Dirty Grandpa), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), model-slash-actress Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera (HBO’s Show Me a Hero), and Jon Bass (Big Time in Hollywood, FL). As you’d expect, the group is shown strutting around the beach in their lifeguard garb. Their uniforms have gotten an update, though; while the series’ iconic red is incorporated into their swimwear, there’s a lot more blue than we remember seeing before.
Johnson showed off the group on social media, including an Instagram post highlighting how “bad ass” they are.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our entire #BAYWATCH squad. Are we bad ass? Yes. Do we save lives? All day. Are we a dysfunctional family? Epically. Do we have fun? F*CK YES. We work hard, we play hard. @thejonbass @alexannadaddario @kellyrohrbach @ilfenator @zacefron #BAYWATCH Get ready world… MAY 19, 2017. (and yes, I’m the king of the #FargoStrut.. squared circle historians know what that means.. #OurBelovedMemphisTerritory woo!)
There’s a lot going on in the photo, but it seems like Johnson is being genuine when he says that they have fun together, “dysfunctional family” that they are. We’re definitely curious to see how the flick compares to the series, which starred David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Nicole Eggert, and more.
The Baywatch movie is being directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and is slated to open on May 19, 2017.