Dwayne Johnson is bringing the long-running TV series “Baywatch” to the big screen, with himself as the star.
No, he’s not kidding.
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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