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:

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

Release Date:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Nationwide)

language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity

Runtime: 1 hr, 59 m
Language: English

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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Who stars in Baywatch: Cast List

... C.J. Parker

"Scary Movie 3" , "The People Garden"  

"DC League of Super-Pets" , "Black Adam"  


... Matt Brody

"Neighbors" , "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"  

... C. J. Parker

"A Rainy Day in New York"  

... Summer Quinn

"Die in a Gunfight" , "Lansky"  

... Victoria Leeds

"The Matrix Resurrections" , "The White Tiger"  

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" , "The Secret Life of Pets 2"  

"Sword of Trust"  

"Tom Clancy's Without Remorse" , "The Outpost"  

"A Holiday Chance"  

"Piranha 3DD" , "Kung Fury 2"  

Who's making Baywatch: Crew List

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

  1. March 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2016: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. February 2016: The film was in Production status.
  4. Begins shooting February 22, 2016. Production will take place in Miami and Savannah.

  5. December 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Production is expected to commence in the new few months.

  7. July 2015: The film was in Development status.
  8. 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.

  9. October 2014: The film was in Development status.
  10. Paramount is moving forward with its big-screen adaptation of Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson attached to star. Justin Malen will do a rewrite.

  11. January 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  12. Production expected to start April 2013.

  13. September 2011: The film was in Development status.
  14. 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."

  15. March 2010: The film was in Announced status.

Baywatch Release Date: When was the film 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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