It’s like deja-vu all over again.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed that none other than David 'The Hoff’ Hasselhoff will be jumping on board the forthcoming 'Baywatch’ movie.
He made the announcement on his Facebook page, complete with a video featuring him Face-timing with the Berlin Wall toppler.
“I WAS BORN READY!” Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, “The Hoff” has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN….🌊🖕🏾Hoff’s a cool dude who’s down to have fun and here’s the best part.. He’s been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he’s been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff’s chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff 💯👊🏾
A video posted by therock (@therock) on Mar 2, 2016 at 6:45pm PST
“I WAS BORN READY!” Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!” the hashtag happy star wrote, clearly rather excited about the whole business.
We’re honestly not sure whether or not he’s kidding about the 'r-rated Avengers meets Anchorman’ thing, however.
Hasselhoff was the anchor in the original series, playing LA County lifeguard station boss Mitch Buchannon, as well as being the show’s producer, starring alongside the likes of Pamela Anderson, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak and Yasmin Bleeth.
With Johnson now playing the role of Buchannon, it’s not yet known who The Hoff will play. Mitch Buchannon Sr, perhaps.
The movie is currently filming in Florida, with Johnson keeping fans well up to date with regular social media posts.
Starring alongside Johnson are Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra and Hannibal Buress.
The movie is due out in May, 2017.
Image credits: Rex Features/Instagram