That forthcoming R-rated Baywatch movie just landed the original watcher of bays himself, Mr. David Hasselhoff. Hasselhoff, also a confirmed god thanks to other memorable roles in Knight Rider and the Oscar-snubbed The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, joins previously announced stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron. Johnson revealed the inevitable casting decision on Facebook, noting "there ain’t no bay" without "the Hoff." Indeed.

"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

Posted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Rock is already playing Baywatch lead Mitch Buchannon, meaning Hasselhoff's surprise casting could result in anything from a tiny cameo to a fully developed new character. Given Johnson's previous promise that this take on Baywatch would be "big, fun, and RATED R," the possibilities for director Seth Gordon to really hassle the Hoff are virtually endless. Also, as noted by The Rock himself, viewers will now be gifted with Hasselhoff's "glistening chest hair."

However, for Hasselhoff's fellow Baywatch veteran Pamela Anderson, this blockbuster revival hasn't yet grabbed her attention enough to join the ranks. "I haven’t turned it down completely yet," Anderson told ET Canada in February, "but I have turned down what they offered me." Adding that Baywatch was a "huge part" of her life, Anderson revealed she was still considering a possible cameo but wasn't sure how it would benefit her legacy.

Johnson and Efron will be joined by Alexandra DaddarioIlfenesh Hadera, and Hannibal Buress for the R-rated homage that Johnson describes as "Avengers meets Anchorman." The film, which kicked off production last month in Georgia, swims into theaters on May 19, 2017.