The film, which has begun shooting, will mark the Hollywood debut of Priyanka, who has already shot to fame with her role in American TV series “Quantico”.
“Baywatch”, which is a big screen adaptation of popular 1990s action TV drama series about California lifeguards, will be directed by Seth Gordon.
The movie centres on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson), who is forced to team up with a young, hotshot former Olympian (Zac fron) to save their beloved bay. Priyanka, 33, plays a villain in the film.
Besides the release date, Paramount Pictures also announced that principal photography has commenced on “Baywatch”, which also stars Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Hannibal Buress.
Production of the film, which will be released in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, is set to take place in Miami and Savannah.
Priyanka Chopra, who is gearing up for her big Hollywood break ‘Baywatch’ opposite superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, shared a picture of her sipping coffee with the entire team of the film.
The actress recently broke the news of her beginning the shooting for the same. The multi-tasker, who is shooting for her TV show Quantico and promoting Bollywood movie ‘Jai Gangaajal’ simultaneously wished her entire team all the best as they begin shooting from today (February 22).
The picture was originally shared by Dwayne Johnson, who wrote, “Like a proud papa silverback, just look at this talented cool/hot #Baywatch cast.. @ilfenator, @alexannadaddario, @zacefron, @priyankachopra, @kellyrohrbach, @thejonbass and some tatted up, bald brown man with a large head. This squad has been working extremely hard for months for these roles – the time has come – we start shooting TOMORROW. Let’s roll and bring the world some beach fun.
The other cast of the film includes the likes of Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass and Hannibal Buress. The film is being directed by Seth Gordon. Priyanka, who will pay a villain in the film had said she is consciously gravitating towards roles that have more to offer notwithstanding the length of the part. –