Alexandra Daddario Will Run on the Beach in New ‘Baywatch’ Movie

By November 18, 2015

It was hard to take the Baywatch movie seriously when it was first announced. However, since then, the film has begun to actually become interesting over the past few months. After landing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the film’s lead, and then bringing on Zac Efron as one of the other stars, the film has the potential to be an entertaining and fun comedy (if done right).

After a recent casting shortlist was revealed for the film’s female lead a few weeks ago too, the movie has gained yet another talented and charismatic name to its already interesting cast.

Johnson himself confirmed earlier today on Instagram following a report from Deadline that his San Andreas co-star Alexandra Daddario had landed the role in the film, beating out other rumored contenders including Nina Dobrev and Ashley Benson. According to the announcement, Daddario will be playing Summer in the film, a character originally portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the Baywatch TV series from 1992 to 1994, in which her character dealt with heavy issues like domestic abuse and bulimia. She’s expected to be Efron’s onscreen love interest in the film.

Johnson also teased the upcoming casting of C.J. Parker in the film (originally portrayed by Pamela Anderson), so we can likely expect another announcement to come sometime in the next few weeks as well. The film will be directed by Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon, and will reportedly be a very hard R-rated comedy, which finds Johnson’s strict lifeguard forced to work with a young hothead lifeguard (Efron) in order to save the beach from destruction at the hands of an Oil Tycoon. I’ll be honest too, that sounds like the perfect plot for an absolutely absurd summer comedy.

Daddario has been a recent breakout star too after her short turn in the first season of HBO’s True Detective skyrocketed her into viewers minds ever since, and she has also landed roles in films like this year’s San Andreas and the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Choice. Although, I’ve always been partial to her short cameo appearance in Will Forte’s The Last Man on Earth. You can also find Daddario’s reaction to the announcement below as well:

The Baywatch remake is set to begin filming in 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable