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R-Rated 'Baywatch' Movie Will Make A Splash In 2017

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says audiences should expect "Avengers meets Anchorman" when the reboot hits theaters May 2017.

By Calvin Stovall | April 12, 2016

Nineties series "Baywatch" is being rebooted for a theatrical release, and it will come with a "hard R-rating." 

Paramount Studios got Las Vegas' CinemaCon buzzing Monday night after premiering a raunchy, star-studded trailer.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play the male lead, a role made popular by David Hasselhoff's Mitch Buchannon. His lifeguard crew will include Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron and more.

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Aside from the racy content, the new "Baywatch" is noticeably more diverse than the original. Ilfenesh Hadera will play Johnson's love interest, and Priyanka Chopra will play the villain.

In a Facebook post in early March, Johnson revealed that Hasselhoff will also appear in the film, which he described as "Avengers meets Anchorman."

"Baywatch" was once the most-watched TV show in the world, drawing 1.1 billion weekly viewers in 148 countries.

The "Baywatch" movie will premiere May 2017.

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