The ladies of the TV series kept awestruck audiences glued to the screen every Saturday afternoon back in the 1990s - and hopes are clearly high that the cast of the ‘Baywatch’ movie will have a similar effect on cinemagoers.
Actress Alexandra Daddario took to Instagram to share this new photo of herself alongside co-stars Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera, from the sun-kissed set of the in-production action comedy.
Daddario wrote, “Love working with these incredible ladies. We can save you, we can drink with you and we’ve been told we’re not too hard on the eyes. Welcome to our beach! May 19, 2017 @ilfenator @kellyrohrbach#BaywatchBabes #BAYWATCH @therock@zacefron”
Daddario stars as Summer, as played by Nicole Eggert on the TV show; Rohrbach takes on CJ, the role that made Pamela Anderson a superstar; and Hadera is Stephanie Holden, previously portrayed by Alexandra Paul.
As well as launching a thousand pin-up posters, ‘Baywatch’ was a staple of 90s television, running from 1989 until eventually fizzling out in 2001 as ‘Baywatch Hawaii,’ as well as spawning spin-off ‘Baywatch Nights’ along the way.
This Paramount Pictures big screen version from ‘Horrible Bosses’ director Seth Gordon (and, intriguingly, a writing team that includes ‘Freddy Vs Jason’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ remake scribes Damian Shannon and Mark Swift) is expected to take a sardonic approach to the material, in a similar spirit to the ‘21 Jump Street’ movies.
Still, all evidence to date would imply they’re still every bit as serious as the show was when it comes to sex appeal.
Just in case we forget, there are some men in the movie too, with Zac Efron starring as Matt Brody (previously played by David Charvet), and Dwayne Johnson taking the lead as Mitch Buchanan - with original Mitch actor David Hasslehoff also set to make an appearance.
‘Baywatch’ is set to hit screens in May 2017 (UK release date not yet confirmed).
Picture Credit: Paramount/Alexandra Daddario/Instagram, NBC