PARAMOUNT PICTURES ANNOUNCES START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON “BAYWATCH”
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Paramount Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced on “BAYWATCH,” starring Dwayne Johnson (“Central Intelligence,” “Fast & Furious” franchise) and Zac Efron (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”). Production will take place in Miami and Savannah.
The film will be released on May 19, 2017.
Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses,” “Identity Thief”) is directing the film from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz. Beau Flynn (“HERCULES”), Ivan Reitman (“GHOSTBUSTERS,”), and Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz & Greg Bonann, creators of the iconic “Baywatch” television series, are producing. The executive producers are Michele Berk, Louise Rosner ("THE BIG SHORT"), Tom Pollock, and Ali Bell. Eli Roth is a co-producer.
“BAYWATCH” follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Joining Johnson and Efron are Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”), Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”), Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach (“UNTITLED WOODY ALLEN PROJECT”), Ilfenesh Hadera (“CHI-RAQ”), and Hannibal Buress (“DADDY’S HOME”).
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