In what can only be the ULTIMATE baewatch, Zac Efron is set to star opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in an upcoming Baywatch movie adaptation of the '90s show. Forreal. This morning The Rock tweeted, welcoming Efron to the project, which he promises to be "big, fun and RATED R"—like when he drinks.
BIG NEWS: Welcoming my dude @ZacEfron to #BAYWATCH. Our movie will be big, fun and RATED R.. Like me when I drink. https://t.co/8DPMJSEG9K— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 10, 2015
Wait, does this mean a bunch slo-mo shots of the two running on the beach, donning matching red trunks, in front of a sunset? WILL THEY MAKE OUT? My mind is running WILD!!! Anything starring The Rock instantly becomes the BEST MOVIE EVER but add Zac Efron—former high school heartthrob, now EDM DJ—and this movie might be literally too much to handle.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson plays a "by-the-book and very serious lifeguard" and Efron a "young rule-flouting hothead"—together teaming up to save their beach from an oil tycoon. What in the heck... Anyway, I'm sold. (And still left wondering, WILL THERE BE MAKING OUT? Save the beach and then make out afterwards? No?) I mean, he keeps talking about how Rated R it is, so I'm not ruling anything out...
It's BIG. Me and bud @ZacEfron been talkin' bout this one for a long time. And someone get my baby oil. #RatedR 💪🏾 https://t.co/Dem85fWMBz— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 10, 2015
Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) has signed on to direct, and production is set to begin early 2016. This cannot come soon enough. SOS.