Pamela Anderson, who at one point said she would never have anything to do with a remake of her popular tv series Baywatch. Has now caved in and become an official cast member of the new R rated movie set to hit theaters May 19, 2017. The news was announced via Dwayne Johnson’s (The Rock) Instagram:
She introduced the world to "CJ Parker" and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation – for the most successful TV show of all time. A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast. We couldn't have made this movie without you. Welcome home. Thrilled you had a blast with us! #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017. #PamAnderson #OS #OriginalSmokestack
There was also questions about David Hasselhoff, but those have also turned out the way we expected:
In the 80's he drove the coolest car on the planet. In the 90's he dominated slo-mo running on the beach with the most successful TV show of all time. And today he's simply Still the f'n man. Phenomenal day on set with my brotha – the OG himself @DavidHasselhoff – the man who started it all. Great dude with a great sense of humor. AND he trained his ass off for our movie.?? #RockAndHoff #OnSet #RetroCool #AndSomeTattooedBaldMan #BAYWATCH MAY 2017.
Pamela Anderson has for years been against a remake of Baywatch, even telling the media just last year that “it would suck and she was sad the Baywatch name would be tainted with sub-par talents and a horrible script”. Now, the last Playboy Playmate and celebrity sex tape icon is “incredibly involved in the development process” says director Seth Gordon.
Some sources are claiming the 180 in Pam’s thought process was nothing more than the money, reporting her financial situation is not that great anymore, and she could use the help. With even the possibility of boosting her career that as of late, has been minimal.
The new Baywatch movie will feature Dwayne Johnson as a completely by the book lifeguard, who teams up with Zac Efron’s character (Matt Brody), a young wild child, to save their beloved beach from the environmental destruction caused by a ruthless oil tycoon. Seth Gordon from ‘Horrible Bosses’ is directing from a screenplay that was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th). Justin Malen from ‘Bad Teacher 2’ wrote the original draft of the script, with Dwayne Johnson also producing alongside Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman.