Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch gets its first review, and it comes from an unlikely source
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Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch gets its first review, and it comes from an unlikely source

The first review for Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut Baywatch has arrived, and it comes from the unlikeliest of sources, former American football player Troy Polamalu.

hollywood Updated: May 16, 2017 12:50 IST
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Baywatch is scheduled for a June 2 release.

Priyanka Chopra’s debut Hollywood film Baywatch is due out in India on June 2. But it will release in the US on the May 26, directly clashing with Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5. While the film has been screened for audiences (user reactions have been cropping up online since the Las Vegas CinemaCon in March), the embargo on professional reviews hasn’t been lifted. But one reaction has been endorsed by the film’s official Twitter page, and it comes from former American football star Troy Polamalu.

On Monday, the former Pittsburgh Steeler praised the film on Twitter, saying, “Happy to prescreen @baywatchmovie w/ friends. Loyal Baywatch fans will not be disappointed.”

Polamalu, whose Twitter timeline is mostly film-related, was retweeted by the official Baywatch handle.

Previously, Priyanka Chopra also called the film “freaking amazing” but warned parents to not take their children because it was a hard R-rated movie.

Baywatch is a reboot of the hugely popular TV show from the ‘90s starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrabach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass and Alexandra Daddario as lifeguards and Priyanka Chopra as the evil villain they must stop from taking over their beach.

The movie generated more social media conversations over the last week than any other film, reported Variety. Baywatch also has a 6.4/10 rating on IMDb from 281 ratings, although the veracity of IMDb ratings is always dubious.

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First Published: May 16, 2017 11:52 IST