Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson Flex and Fight Crime in First Baywatch Trailer
Posted on December 8, 2016
The first Baywatch trailer is out. Based on the long running television show, the feature film follows the adventures of Southern California lifeguards as they try to save people from drowning and save their beloved Bay. Dwayne Johnson stars as California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, Mitch immediately clashes with the new recruit to the team, (Zac Efron).
"We are the heart and soul of this beach," The Rock tells us. So when a dead body lands on his beach, he decides to investigate -- just like in the tv show when the lifeguards far exceeded their jurisdiction every episode. A police officer gives them grief for an extended chase event, when Zac's character Matt Brodie says they were in "lifeguard pursuit." Yeah, that's not a thing.
The trailer definitely has a 21 Jump Street vibe and that's a good thing. In fact, Zac and Dwayne make a great odd couple. They both have the comedic timing and the abs to pull this off. Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the film also stars Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera. It hits theaters on May 26, 2017. Take a look:
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