David Hasselhoff is to feature in a new Baywatch movie that also stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron, it has been revealed.

Johnson will reportedly be playing the role of Mitch Buchannon, the part occupied by the Hoff in the original TV series which ran from 1989 to 2000 – meaning that it’s as yet unclear what role Hasselhoff will be playing in this new movie reboot.

Announcing the news in an Instagram video on Thursday (March 3rd), Johnson was seen chatting via FaceTime with his future co-star Hasselhoff, asking the 63 year old actor “I don't know if the world is ready for both of us. Are you ready?”

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“C'mon man, Rock and The Hoff, I was born ready!” Hasselhoff answers. “There ain't no 'Bay' without The Hoff,” Johnson exclaims. “Get ready, world.”

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“’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 a** off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years.”

The movie, with a slated release date of May 19th 2017, has already commenced filming down in Boca Raton, Florida, with Efron and The Rock joined by Hannibal Buress, model Kelly Rohrbach and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.

‘Baywatch’ began in the late ‘80s and ran for 242 episodes until it ended in 2001. Famous for its slow-motion shots of statuesque people running around in red shorts, it helped launch the careers of Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth and Carmen Electra among many others.

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