The release date of Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch has been set as May 19, 2017. The film’s principal photography has already begun, Paramount Pictures has announced.
The American studio made the announcement on Friday via a statement, adding that the movie will be shot in Miami and Savannah.
Baywatch is the film version of the popular 1990s TV series of the same name. And Priyanka, who has garnered success on the international space with Quantico, will be seen in a negative role in the movie.
The film has an eclectic star cast led by Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #BAYWATCH Day 1. My character "Mitch Buchannon" just gave @zacefron's character "Matt Brody" the all important beach speech about what it means to have manly "Alpha balls". Zac's ad-libbed responses were brilliant! Talented and great dude. World get ready to have some fun, 'cause the beach will never be the same again. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #Day1 #AlphaBalls #NowWhoNeedsMouthToMouth?😂
Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is directing the film from a screenplay written by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz.
She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch 🇺🇸🌊🇮🇳👊🏾
Beau Flynn, Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz and Greg Bonann, creators of the iconic Baywatch television series, are producing the venture.
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. And Priyanka is on board to play the bad guy in the film.
The film will be released in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
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