David Hasselhoff has confirmed he will be part of the film based on the 1990s Baywatch series that made him a star.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is playing Hasselhoff’s original character Mitch Buchannon, revealed the surprise on his social media accounts, but it is not clear what role The Hoff will play.
He posted a video of himself on Instagram and Facebook facetiming with his future co-star.
During the conversation, Johnson tells Hasselhoff: “I don’t know if the world is ready for both of us. Are you ready?”
“C’mon man, Rock and The Hoff, I was born ready!” Hasselhoff answers.
“There ain’t no ‘Bay’ without The Hoff,” Johnson exclaims. “Baywatch. Get ready, world.”
Filming of the movie is under way in Boca Raton, Florida, with stars including Zac Efron, model Kelly Rohrbach and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra already signed up.
Johnson wrote under the video of his chat with Hasselhoff: “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 a** off and gotten in the best shape he’s been in in years.”
Hasselhoff retweeted a link to Johnson’s announcement on his Twitter page.
The show about lifeguards in Los Angeles ran for 242 episodes between 1989 and 2001 and became known for its slow-motion shots of the cast running around the beach wearing red swimwear.
The film is due for release in the US in May next year.
"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 💯👊🏾