No, it's not a headline from the late '80s. He’s coming back!
The film reboot of Baywatch has added a serious heavyweight to its casting ranks, in the form of Hollywood megastar (and original Baywatch cast member) David Hasselhoff.
New cast members Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach joined Dwaye Johnson in welcoming The Hoff to their ranks.
"I WAS BORN READY!" Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, "The Hoff" has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN.... Hoff's a cool dude who's down to have fun and here's the best part.. He's been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff
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Hasselhoff played LA County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the original TV series of Baywatch, producing the series from the nineties until 2001, when the series ended.
Dwayne Johnson also posted that the movie would be like a combination of Avengers and Anchorman. Not sure how you’ll manage that with only sharks and slightly big waves to conquer, but we’re optimistic all the same.
Hopefully, The Hoff makes a lot more of an appearance than a one-off cameo…