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Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch casts original star David Hasselhoff

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron has roped in original cast member David Hasselhoff.

hollywood Updated: Mar 03, 2016 18:19 IST
The Rock and The Hoff will both star opposite Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch.
The Rock and The Hoff will both star opposite Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch.

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron has roped in original cast member David Hasselhoff.

Hasselhoff played Mitch Buchannon in the original ‘90s TV series and his role in the movie will be essayed by Johnson, who took to Instagram to announce the news.

“Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!” he captioned a clip.

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"I WAS BORN READY!" Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, "The Hoff" has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN....🌊🖕🏾Hoff's a cool dude who's down to have fun and here's the best part.. He's been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff 💯👊🏾

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“#BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, The Hoff’ has been our greatest supporter,” Johnson added in the caption.

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It’s unclear what part Hasselhoff will be playing. Johnson recently said how supportive Hasselhoff was about the movie, “I got to tell you, The Hoff has been amazing! From day one, he’s been so supportive. He’s like, ‘If there’s one guy who could play me, it’s The Rock.’ “

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Filming is currently underway in Boca Raton, Florida with Seth Gordon serving behind the lens.

Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera also star in the film. The movie is set for a May 19, 2017 release in the US.

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