But now, fans of the hit TV series can rejoice at the fact that the star of the original series has now been added to the cast—David Hasselhoff.
Johnson posted a video on his Instagram to officially announce that Hasselhoff would be dusting off his red lifeguard shorts and rescue buoy to join the cast of the film.
During a Facetime session, David assures a cheerful Dwayne, “I was born ready.”
“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 💯👊🏾