BEACH BODS: Meet The Cast of the New Baywatch

The bikinis, the jet skis and all the slow-motion running you could ask for will return in this summer’s Baywatch movie.  Here’s a first look at who is going to be donning the famous red bathing suits.

To be cast in Baywatch, you have to fit a few criteria.

First, you gotta look good running in slow-motion.

Second…actually, that about covers it.

With those conditions in mind, get ready to meet the cast of the new Baywatch.


The Head Honcho

The Rock Baywatch

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taking over for David Hasselhoff as the as the head of the watch.  The Rock is a born leader, he sports a mean tan and he knows his way around a jet ski, so this should work out fine.


C.J. Parker – Everyone’s Favorite Slow-Motion Runner

Kelly Rohrbach Baywatch

Pamela Anderson as C.J. Parker is iconic.  When you think of Baywatch, you think of her.  Running.  Slowly.  To fill these shoes, the studio had to cast someone with a big personality, one that just bounces up and down the screen.  And they found that in swimsuit model (and former Leonardo DiCaprio girlfriend) Kelly Rohrbach. Here’s her Instagram account for more research.


The Hotshot Rookie

Zac Efron Baywatch

Whether he is DJ-ing, frat-partying, or simply taking care of his grandpa, Zac Efron always manages to find an excuse to take his shirt off.  His casting here is really a no brainer.


Summer Quinn – The Brains of the Beach

Baywatch Alexandra Daddario

Summer Quinn (played by Nicole Eggert on the original show) is a bit of a bookworm, eventually giving up the beach for a College University.  So you need to cast someone who has the brains to match the legs.  Taking over the role in the new movie: Alexandra Daddario (who co-stared with The Rock already in last year’s San Andreas).


The Villain – Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Baywatch

Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra stars as the villainous Victoria Leeds, a mysterious figure who brings a wave of crime to the beach.  This casting couldn’t be better – she’s been great running from the FBI every week in Quantico, and now it’s time for her to run from sharks on the beach.  It’s the logical next step in her career.