The Rock has been attached to a planned movie version of Baywatch for a while, and now he may have some company, as THR reports that Zac Efron is in talks to co-star.
Yes, Efron has managed it, finding the most shirtless role he could possibly have – he’s spent several years trying to find excuses to show off his abs, and now he’s got a film where he probably wouldn’t need to wear a shirt all!
The film take on the extremely popular (at the time) 1990s TV series follow a ‘by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon’.
It sounds as if Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is going for a bit of a 21 Jump Street vibe, which isn’t surprising considering how successful that TV to movie adaptation was. The hope is to shoot the film early next year (probably starting in February).