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IT'S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of "Summer". Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can't wait for you guys to see her own the role. The female roles of #BAYWATCH have become extremely hot properties around Hollywood and as promised, the quality women we'll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive @zacefron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of "CJ Parker"….👀 #CueSlowMotionRunningDownTheBeach #WhosPuttingTanningOilOnMyBack? #OrMyFront #BAYWATCH 👊🏾🌊
Alexandra Daddario, of “True Detective” and the “Percy Jackson” movies, is the newest actor added to the theatrical “Baywatch” remake. Daddario will be joining Zac Efron, who will play her boyfriend in the film, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was her co-star in “San Andreas” over the summer.
The Rock helped to break the news in a sweet and funny way, posting on Instagram about the casting.
“Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can’t wait for you guys to see her own the role,” he writes.
Daddario will be playing “Summer Quinn,” played by Nicole Eggert in the original series, and is the first female role to be cast. “And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of ‘CJ Parker,'” the Rock writes, suggesting that Pamela Anderson’s role will be recast in the new movie as well.
The Rock promises that “the quality women we’ll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy.”
Hopefully that means Daddario will get to do more than run down the beach in slow motion while wearing a red swimsuit … or, at least, with a cast that looks this good, that the slo-mo beach jogging is equal opportunity for both genders.