Please, please, please, let Zac Efron rock some red swimming trunks! The hunk of an actor is in talks to star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the new ‘Baywatch’ movie, and basically it’s the best news ever.
Any reason to get Zac Efron to take his shirt off, right? Right. The actor, 27, is reportedly in talks to join The Rock in the film adaptation of the hit ’90s show, Baywatch! The movie will also be directed by Seth Gordon, who also captured the hilarious movie, Horrible Bosses, so let’s just predict it now: this is going to be a hit.
Update: Both The Rock and Zac have tweeted perfectly to the news. “It’s BIG. Me and bud @ZacEfron been talkin’ bout this one for a long time. And someone get my baby oil. #RatedR 💪,” Dwayne wrote. Zac retweeted, adding “So stoked brother – baby oil for 2 plz 😎.”
Dwayne Johnson will also produce the movie with Dany Garcia, and basically — we know that this is going to be a lot of fun. It seems that Zac has often taken on roles that include him being shirtless (not that we’re complaining), but we’re a little worried about him — his schedule is seriously packed!
At the end of August, Zac will begin filming Neighbors 2 in Atlanta, and he just wrapped Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates as well as Dirty Grandpa — all three films that are set to be released next year. Now we know that Baywatch will be a lot of fun, especially with The Rock on board, but it is quite a tight schedule for Zac!
Baywatch, the show, ran from 1989 to 2001, with an amazing cast including David Hasslehoff and Pamela Anderson so we do have a little hope that they could both make appearances in the film, set to start production next year.
Are you hoping this goes through, HollywoodLifers? Do you want Zac to do the slow run? What about The Rock? Let us know your thoughts!
— Emily Longeretta