Baywatch Movie

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A devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Who's Involved:

Jack Kesy, Eli Roth, Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, David Hasselhoff, Brian Gatewood, Zac Efron, Beau Flynn, Seth Gordon, Ivan Reitman, Hannibal Buress, Belinda Sitio, Mark Swift, Kelly Rohrbach, Pamela Anderson, Tripp Vinson, Justin Malen, Damian Shannon, Tom Pollock, Charlotte McKinney, Jeff Clifford, Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan, Joe Medjuck, Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz, Greg Bonann, Jon Bass, Amin Joseph

Release Date:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 59 m

Plot: What's the story about?

A new hotshot lifeguard (Efron) butts heads with the infamous, badass, and universally loved, Mitch Buchannon (The Rock), head lifeguard of BAYWATCH in Miami. Although the bay seems like any other beach, mysterious activity arises at a local beach club, leading Mitch to believe his beloved Bay is in danger, and his team must come together to save it.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Baywatch

A look at the Baywatch behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Seth Gordon last directed Identity Thief and Horrible Bosses. The film's writer Brian Gatewood last wrote Skiptrace and The Sitter.


Seth Gordon


Greg Bonann
Jeff Clifford
Beau Flynn
Joe Medjuck
Tom Pollock

Production: What we know about Baywatch

Key Facts

  1. Said to be a similar tonal vein as the recent 21 Jump Street movies.
  2. At one point the plot revolved around a series of shark attacks that led the Baywatch team to investigate a drug-smuggling operation. No word on current plot (Hollywood Reporter, 10/2/14).
  3. Based on the popular TV show. Insiders place the "Baywatch" adaptation in the context of a TV revamp like "Charlie's Angels" rather than "Starsky and Hutch," which indicates that female-driven action is also on the menu.

Filming Timeline

On or about March 23, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 30, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about February 12, 2016, the film was in Production status.

Begins shooting February 22, 2016. Production will take place in Miami and Savannah.

On or about December 21, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is expected to commence in the new few months.

On or about July 24, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Seth Gordon is negotiations to direct. Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the project, which has been in development since 2004. A production in early 2016 is being eyed.

On or about October 3, 2014, the film was in Development status.

Paramount is moving forward with its big-screen adaptation of Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson attached to star. Justin Malen will do a rewrite.

On or about January 25, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production expected to start April 2013.

On or about September 21, 2011, the film was in Development status.

Screenwriter Peter Tolan has turned in a draft to Paramount. He said "it's not based on the show in any way, though there are a couple of winks at the show."

On or about March 31, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

Baywatch Release Date: When was it released?

Baywatch was released in 2017 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Nationwide release).

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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