“Billions” actress Ilfenesh Hadera has joined the cast of the upcoming “Baywatch” film alongside Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach. “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra was also previously reported to be in talks for a role.
An action-comedy feature take on the 1990s syndicated series about Californian lifeguards, Damian Shannon and Mark Swift penned the most recent draft which Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) helms the project which Johnson, Michael Berk, Greg Bonann, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Ivan Reitman and Douglas Schwartz will produce. Johnson broke the news on Instagram which you can see below:
EXCLUSIVE: Casting my #BAYWATCH love interest wasn’t easy (extremely tough job but hey I’m one of the producers;) but we finally found her. For our coveted role of "STEF", she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny. Want to welcome the talented @ilfenator Ilfenesh Hadera to our #BAYWATCH family. She’s a 5’11 walkin’ smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope.. just the way we like ’em. And seeing as she’s playing my love interest – my strong calloused hands are the ONLY HANDS allowed to rub suntan oil on her soft supple skin. You hear that Efron? Step out of line Zac and she’ll knock your unattractive candy ass into next week. Mine too. Our dope cast is coming together nicely with a few more big announcements/cool surprises along the way. Let’s have some rated R fun.. We are the keepers of "The Bay". We are… #BAYWATCH. #SandSquadUpInThisBitch