For a while now, one of the main sources of inspiration for Hollywood movies have been famous tv shows. It seems like we get a new big screen adaptation every few years, and some are quite good, like the “21 Jump street” series.
But there are some don’t work out, like “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Miami Vice,” and many others. Soon, Hollywood will receive another beloved tv series from long ago: “Baywatch.”
I hate to admit it, but I did watch a couple of seasons of “Baywatch” back in the day, probably because of the show’s riveting storylines and compelling acting. Or maybe I was like all the other guys in America, and I tuned in to see Pamela Anderson running in slow motion. Which, if you think about it, is the only thing people remember about “Baywatch.”
Does anybody remember any story arcs from the show? Probably not. Do you remember Pamela Anderson in that high cut red swimsuit? You betcha.
Anyways, already attached to star in the “Baywatch” film are Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, and now one of the film’s female has been cast. This week The People’s Champion officially announced that “Baywatch” has brought on Alexandra Daddario (who costarred with The Rock in “San Andreas”) to play one of the female leads.
The Brahma Bull posted the announcement to his Instagram account, announcing that Alexandra Daddario has officially been tapped to portray a character named Summer. The Great One didn’t elaborate too much beyond that, but its possible that Daddario’s is playing Summer Quinn (previously portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the original “Baywatch” TV series).
Daddario is the first female lead to be cast in the upcoming reboot, but the Corporate Champion makes it clear that she is not the only one to look out for. In addition to Daddario, he teases the upcoming announcement of an actress being brought in to take on the iconic role of C.J Parker. And of course that was the name of the character portrayed by Pamela Anderson. Hmm… That won’t be an easy swimsuit to fill.
Now, a “Baywatch” movie could work if they go the “21 Jump street” route. Make it a comedy and you might have box office gold. I’ll go see the movie, because its bound to be funny one way or the other.