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The Hoff is back home!
David Hasselhoff, 63, was recently spotted filming the new Baywatch movie in Savannah, GA with cast member Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 43, almost 16 years after the hit syndicated series that inspired the film ended its 11-season run. The two were seen running down a beach wearing red swim trunks—a signature scene for the franchise. Hasselhoff was shirtless, bare-footed and carried a matching rescue can, while Johnson wore a navy shirt over his trunks, blue sneakers and green sunglasses.
Hasselhoff played head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon on the show, on spinoff Baywatch nights in the '90s and in a 2003 TV movie. Johnson takes over his old role in the big screen adaptation, the first for the franchise. Hasselhoff's role in the film has not been announced.
Johnson had announced Hasselhoff's participation earlier this month in a video posted on his Instagram page, which shows the actor and wrestling star talking to the Baywatch veteran via FaceTime.
"I was born ready!" Hasselhoff says in the clip.
"Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!" Johnson wrote. "#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 par," he added. " 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--k am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff."
Other cast members include Zac Efron, 28, who plays lifeguard Matt Brody, taking over David Charvet's old role. Efron has been working hard to get absolutely ripped for the role.
"What's Mitch is Mitch? @therock #baywatch is gonna Rock and @zacefron," Hasselhoff said on Instagram Wednesday.
In addition, Alexandra Daddario, 30, plays lifeguard Summer Quinn, a role previously played by Nicole Eggert. Kelly Rohrbach, 26, portrays C.J. Parker, a part made famous by Pamela Anderson. Priyanka Chopra, 33, plays villain Victoria Leeds. Last week, it was announced Mexican singer-songwriter and Cheetah Girls 2 star Belinda, 26, will also appear in the Baywatch movie.
Baywatch the movie is set for release in May 2017.