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The Rock Is Going To Star In A Baywatch Movie. Yes, That’s What I Said.

The Hoff could not be reached for comment.


Ok. Let’s get nuts.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a reboot of Baywatch (yes, that TV show with David Hasslehoff) for Paramount. This is the first I’ve heard of this one but…I mean, sure, why the hell not? We’re remaking literally everything else that ever existed ever.

“Paramount has been trying to mount a Baywatch movie for years and has begun to ramp up its efforts. A number of previous writers have taken a crack at the script including Jeremy Garelick and Peter Tolan. At one point the action was set to revolve around a series of shark attacks that led the Baywatch team to investigate a drug-smuggling operation,” they write. “The studio also has hired Justin Malen to rewrite and has brought aboard the hot comedy writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris (We’re the Millers) to direct.”

THR also seems to think Johnson, soon to take on the supervillain Black Adam for Warner Bros., is perfect for this movie because abs. But we know he’s got talent. I mean, just look at that form!


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."