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Dwayne Johnson is bringing the long-running TV series “Baywatch” to the big screen, with himself as the star.

No, he’s not kidding.

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The original “Baywatch” series, starring David Hasselhoff as seasoned California lifeguard Mitch Buchanan, aired from 1989-1990 on NBC. The series was then renewed for another season through syndication, and became one of the most-watched shows on TV in the world during its

peak in the mid-1990s. “Baywatch” ran for 11 seasons before concluding in 2001.

It remains unclear if Johnson will suit up as Buchanan or a new character.

In the meantime, Johnson will next be seen in “Fast & Furious 7,” due out April 3, 2015.

He’s also set to star as the comic book character Black Adam in the upcoming “Shazam!” film.

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