Dwayne Johnson to star in Baywatch?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2014
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in the upcoming film adaptation of iconic lifeguard TV show 'Baywatch'

Dwanye Johnson is in talks to star in 'Baywatch'.

The actor and former wrestler is said to be "loosely attached" to the upcoming film adaptation of the iconic lifeguard show following the emergence of rumours linking him to the production.

While Dwayne, 47, is yet to confirm his role in the movie, sources have confirmed that 'Horrible Bosses 2' director Sean Anders and writer John Morris are on board, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Justin Malen has also been called in to pen the script for the remake of the adaptation of the hit 90s show set on a stretch of California beach.

Meanwhile, Dwayne has been kept busy shooting 'Fast & Furious 7' - which is set to be released on April 3 next year - and has hailed the seventh instalment of the action movie franchise as "incredible".

The hunky actor who recently starred in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teased the trailer to the new movie, saying watching the promo was "emotional and bittersweet", referring specifically to an image of himself with late co-star Paul Walker.

His post reads: "Universal came to visit, to show the trailer for FF7. Speechless... yeah, it was that INCREDIBLE! (sic)"

The 47-year-old actor added that he wished Walker was around to see the new film for himself.

He said: "I must also say, that it was emotional and bittersweet."

The movie boasts a star-studded cast which also includes Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell.


  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Seth Gordon
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera
  • UK release: 29 May 2017

Mitch (Johnson) is a devoted life-saver who reluctantly recruits Matt (Efron), a disgraced champion who’s only doing it as a kind of community service. Plenty of good jokes, but minor characters almost drowning doesn’t make for good cinema, and the relentless formulaism makes it long outstay its welcome.

Fast & Furious 7

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

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