Baywatch 2017 is an upcoming American action-comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name.
1.The plot: Two mismatched lifeguards must put aside their differences to stop a criminal plot.
2. In September 2012, it was announced that Reno 911! co-creator and star Robert Ben Garant would direct the film version of Baywatch for Paramount Pictures.
3. On October 2, 2014, Dwayne Johnson was attached to star for the lead role, Justin Malen was set to rewrite the script.
4. On July 23, 2015, Seth Gordon was set to direct the film, which Johnson would produce Dany Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions, with The Montecito Picture Company and Beau Flynn.
5. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the latest draft and the film would be in comedic style.
6. On August 10, 2015, Zac Efron signed on to star in the film, and producers would be Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman along with Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.
7. On November 9, 2015, Deadline reported that seven actresses were among the short list who would be testing for the lead female role, those included Alexandra Daddario, Ashley Benson, Nina Dobrev, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca A. Santos, and Denyse Tontz.
8. On November 18, 2015, Johnson confirmed Daddario to play the role of Summer, a lifeguard and the love interest of Efron’s character.
9. On January 4, 2016, Kelly Rohrbach’s casting as C. J. Parker was confirmed by Johnson’s Instagram post.
10. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the screenplay, while Johnson would produce the film along with his partner Dany Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Flynn, Reitman, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann.
11. On January 20, 2016, Johnson again posted on his Instagram about casting Ilfenesh Hadera as Johnson’s love interest.
12. On January 27, 2016, Jon Bass was cast in the film to play Ronnie, a funny, awkward and a skilled disco dancer at the beach, who falls in love with Parker.
13. On February 12, 2016, Hannibal Buress joined the cast of the film to play a bay community local.
14. On February 17, 2016, Priyanka Chopra signed on to star in Baywatch, playing the antagonist in the film.
15. The role was originally written for a male. In March 2016, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joined the cast as Ellerbee, a cool cop who is constantly reminding Mitch that he has no real authority over the bay.
16. On March 12, 2016, after several weeks of speculation, singer Belinda confirmed she will be joining the cast.
17. Jack Kesy and Amin Joseph were also cast in the film.
18. Vine star Logan Paul announced that he is in the film but his scenes were later cut.
19. Izabel Goulart is also in the cast.
20. Principal photography on the film began on February 22, 2016, in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with the setting in Broward County, Florida, while the TV series was set in Malibu, California.
21. The film was shot in Miami and Savannah, Georgia. In late March 2016, filming started shooting in Tybee Island, Georgia.
22. Alexandra Daddario was cast as Summer after she beat out Nina Dobrev, Ashley Benson, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca A. Santos and Denyse Tontz who were considered for the role.
23. Dwayne Johnson is the tenth professional wrestler to worked on Baywatch and the first wrestler turned actor who didn’t appear on the show. Jorge Gonzáles, Jimmy Hart, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Leon White, Kevin Sullivan, Shawn Michaels and Torrie Wilson appears as guest stars on Baywatch (1989).