Zac Efron Is Basically Playing Ryan Lochte in the New ‘Baywatch’ Remake

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Zac Efron’s Baywatch character will reportedly be a lot like Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

On the upcoming remake, the actor’s character, Matt Brody, is apparently a two-time gold-medal-winning Olympian and world-record holder, The Wrap reports. However, things take a turn when he has to serve community service after committing a crime. Hence how he ends up on the famous beach from the show, where he meets Dwayne Johnson’s character and the rest of the good-looking lifeguard crew.

So is it a coincidence or did they use Lochte’s now-infamous story for the movie? Well, Baywatch wrapped up production in June, long before Lochte and three other U.S. Olympic swimmers were involved in the controversial Rio robbery scandal.

Who knew Hollywood was psychic? Baywatch only hits theaters in May 2017, but it’s safe to say that we are officially excited for the movie’s first trailer.