The news is out! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has finally announced that “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra is now a part of the new “Baywatch” movie. In a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday, The Rock announced that Chopra has joined the movie.
ANN reported that Chopra was in talks with the makers for quite some time. There were many rumours floating around about Nina Dobrev being considered for the same role as Priyanka Chopra. It seems like things have worked out well for the Bollywood actress.
The Instagram video has Johnson and Chopra standing on a beach, where Johnson announced her as the biggest star out of India, reports USA Today. “The biggest star out of India, one of the biggest stars in the world,” continued Johnson. The fun video also gave an indication to the character Chopra will play in the movie. “Oh, you’ve no idea. I’m really mean,” Chopra said in the video, hinting that she will not play a sweetie pie.
She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous – perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch ???????
This is not the first time that Johnson has taken to social media to make announcements about his pet project. Earlier on, he Instagrammed about Ilfenesh Hadera joining the “Baywatch” family. The American TV actress is slated to play his love interest in the movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Casting my #BAYWATCH love interest wasn't easy (extremely tough job but hey I'm one of the producers;) but we finally found her. For our coveted role of "STEF", she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny. Want to welcome the talented @ilfenator Ilfenesh Hadera to our #BAYWATCH family. She's a 5'11 walkin' smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope.. just the way we like 'em. And seeing as she's playing my love interest – my f*cked up calloused hands are the ONLY HANDS allowed to rub suntan oil on her skin. You hear that Efron? Step out of line Zac and she'll knock your unattractive candy ass into next week. Mine too?. Our dope cast is coming together nicely with a few more big announcements/cool surprises along the way. Let's have some rated R fun.. We are the keepers of "The Bay". We are… #BAYWATCH. #SandSquadUpInThisBitch ???????
The cast of “Baywatch” is complete after Chopra joined in. Other cast members are Ilfenesh Hadera, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach. The project will start filming anytime soon. Johnson had suggested the idea of a “Baywatch” movie back in 2013, reveals Daily Mail. However, it has taken time for the makers to get in the story and cast in place.
The movie is going to be a reboot of the iconic nineties TV show by the same name starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.
The new “Baywatch” will be directed by Seth Gordon and will see Chopra in a ‘villain’ role. Johnson plays the role of the leader of a group of lifeguards while Hadera will play Johnson’s love interest. Zac Efron plays the role of a former Olympian and the characters will come together in a bid to save their beach from the evil Chopra.