Nina Dobrev to star in Baywatch?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 November 2015
Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev has been tipped to take on the female lead in the big screen adaptation of 'Baywatch'

Nina Dobrev is on the shortlist of actresses to play the female lead in 'Baywatch'.

The former 'Vampire Diaries' actress has been tipped to join the cast of the big screen adaptation of the TV series alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron, according to Deadline.

Nina is among seven actresses being considered for the role, with Alexandra Daddario ('True Detective'), Ashley Benson ('Pretty Little Liars'), Alexandra Shipp ('X-Men: Apocalypse'), Shelly Hennig ('Teen Wolf'), Bianca Santos ('The Duff'), and Denyse Tontz ('Big Time Rush') all providing strong competition.

'Horrible Bosses' filmmaker Seth Gordon has been confirmed to taken on directing duties and 'San Andreas' star Dwayne will produce the flick alongside his partner Dany Garcia under their joint venture Seven Bucks Productions.

The movie about Californian lifeguards is expected to enter production stages in the first few months of 2016 and the latest script was written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift.

The story will see Dwayne take on the hero once again, as he plays on the role of the lifeguard and he has no choice but to work with a young lifeguard played by Zac.

Along the similar lines of 'San Andreas' Dwayne and Zac's characters will work together to protect the Californian beach from environmental destruction caused by an oil tycoon.

Baywatch

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 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.

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