Zac Efron 'stoked' to star in Baywatch movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 August 2015
Zac Efron

Zac Efron

American star Zac Efron is "stoked" to be appearing alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the 'Baywatch' movie

Zac Efron is "stoked" to be starring alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the 'Baywatch' movie.

The 27-year-old hunk has been cast alongside the wrestler-turned-actor in the eagerly-awaited new movie and has revealed he can't wait to start filming.

Asked whether he's excited by working with The Rock, Zac told BANG Showbiz: "I'm pretty stoked, yeah. I'm very, very excited."

In the meantime, Zac has been busy promoting his new movie 'We Are Your Friends', in which he stars alongside Emily Ratajkowski as a struggling DJ in the electronic dance music scene, and has claimed he can strongly identify with his on-screen character.

Reflecting on the movie at its European premiere at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London, Zac said: "One of the best experiences of my life. This movie is really for our generation and I don't know what it is that I identify so strongly with. I don't know what that reason is.

"It's a combination of the music, the story, the sort of coming of age elements. It's really relevant to right now and what it's like to be a young person in this world, trying to find his way and make it in the workforce. He and his friends grow up and stay true to themselves. It's exciting."


  • 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.