LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Seven known actresses are being considered to take the singular female lead in Paramount’s upcoming feature film revival of Baywatch.
With Seth Gordon directing and Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson already recruited, Deadline reports the female role up for grabs may go to either Alexandra Daddario, Ashley Benson, Nina Dobrev, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca Santos or Denyse Tontz.
The outlet reports this group of women is not exhaustive, and Paramount may consider other actresses before production starts in 2016.
All the listed actresses have considerable backgrounds in popular films and TV shows. Daddario last shared the big screen with Johnson in the summer disaster flick San Andreas, playing the Rock’s daughter in the film. She also has appeared in Percy Jackson movies and the first season of True Detective.
Benson is known for her high-profile spot on Pretty Little Liars as well as her role in Elvis & Nixon. She also starred in Spring Breakers in 2012. Dobrev is famed for her Vampire Diaries role.
Shipp’s most recent screen appearance took place in the wildly popular Straight Outta Compton when she played Kimberly Woodruff, the wife of rapper Ice Cube. Screenrant reports she will also play Storm in 2016’s X-Men:Apocalypse.
Actress Santos made appearances in Ouija as well as The Duff while Hennig appears on Teen Wolf. Tontz is a TV actress as well, currently working on the Nickelodeon network’s Big Time Rush.
The upcoming Baywatch adaption is written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift with Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman producing.