Post Quantico, Priyanka Chopra to star in Baywatch with The Rock
After Quantico’s success, Priyanka Chopra will slip into the iconic red swimsuit of Baywatch as she gets ready to join the cast of Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Kelly Rohrbach in her Hollywood movie debut.Updated: Jan 13, 2016 10:25 IST
Priyanka Chopra earned her stripes with ABC’s hit TV show Quantico, then went ahead and picked up a People’s Choice Award for the series. Now, it is the turn of the Bollywood beauty to make her Hollywood film debut in Baywatch movie.
The actress would be joining Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson in the big screen adaptation of the much-loved ’90s TV series.
This will be Priyanka’s film debut in Hollywood. She is in talks for the film, which will centre on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young, hotshot former Olympian (Efron) to save their beloved bay.
Alas, CJ Parker’s role, made famous by Pamela Anderson in the original, is already taken. Model Kelly Rohrbach was signed last month to play Parker.
Hollywood Reporter said scheduling conflicts with the film’s shoot and Priyanka’s Quantico still need to be worked out, but the actress would play the story’s villain.
Seth Gordon is directing the film, and San Andreas actress Alexandra Daddario also recently joined the cast. The film will soon start shooting with Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman producing.
The Rock surprised Priyankaon Twitter last month when he posted “World Domination” on a picture posted by her. The actress replied, “World domination all the way @TheRock. Keep paving the way.” To which The Rock replied, “I know you’re right there w/me PC...:” Priyanka reply came quick, “I so am.”