Joining Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the upcoming “Baywatch” movie is Ilfenesh Hadera, still a relative newcomer, who has appeared in 3 different Spike Lee projects: “Da Brick” (which was never released by HBO), “Oldboy” (Spike’s version) , last year’s “Chi-Raq,” and his upcoming “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix series.
On the small screen, her credits include parts in “The Blacklist,” “Chicago Fire” and can currently be seen in a recurring role in Showtime’s new series “Billions.”
The “Baywatch” movie stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, with “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra, “San Andreas” actress Alexandra Daddario, model Kelly Rohrbach and comedian/actor Hannibal Buress rounding out the cast of the Paramount film, which is set to be released next May (2017).
Details on plot have been kept underwraps, but it’s “Baywatch” – based on the once-popular TV series. What more do you really need to know? The film tells a story that centers on a lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young upstart (Zac Efron) in order to save a beach.
Seth Gordon is directing from a script that’s apparently changed a few hands, with Damian Shannon and Mark Swift writing the latest draft.
Johnson is also producing the film with his partner Dany Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner. Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman are producing as well, along with Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonann.
Paramount has premiered a first trailer for the movie which is embedded below: