I guess I shoudn’t be too shocked. At bare minimum, the upcoming Baywatch film from Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong Director Seth Gordon combines four of the most astoundingly beautiful and charismatic people alive in The Rock, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra and unleashes their charms on a goofy property toward which no one should even try to claim nostalgic attachment. So, it’s a winning formula, but let’s not kid ourselves. We did not expect this…
Earlier today, Paramount gave us our first good look at the film when they released the theatrical trailer and it’s…. hilarious, self-aware, and beautiful. It seems Gordon has taken notes from the 21 Jump Street series in keeping things loose enough to avoid the mistakes made by modern throwbacks tied to more sacred properties. The bulk of this first trailer seems to focus on Mitch Buchannon (The Rock), leader of the lifeguard squad, and wild card newcomer Matt Brody (Efron). The dynamic couldn’t be more promising, and if the leading ladies are given equal time to shine, this might end up being one of the great surprises of 2017.
You can see the full trailer in The Rock’s tweet below and check out the full film when it’s released on May 26, 2017.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 8, 2016
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