David Hasselhoff has confirmed his appearance in the upcoming movie version of Baywatch.
The actor, who portrayed Mitch Buchannon in the popular 90s TV series, officially announced he will be involved in the film adaptation with the help of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Dwayne posted a video on Facebook and Instagram which showed him having a FaceTime conversation with David on his cell phone. He asks David, “Hey listen I don’t know if the world is ready for both of us. Are you ready?”
David replies, “Come on, man. Rocking the Hoff. I was born ready,” and Dwayne faces the camera and says, “He was born ready. There aren’t no bay without the Hoff. Baywatch, get ready world.”
David Hasselhoff Signs onto Georgia-Filmed Baywatch
In the caption, Dwayne explains how supportive David has been of the new movie, even after he was informed it would be an R rated film, meaning it is not suitable for those aged under 17 in the U.S., and it would be a mix of “Avengers meets Anchorman”.
He writes, “‘I WAS BORN READY!’ Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!… 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.”
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is still unsure whether she should appear in the film. She recently told Harper’s Bazaar magazine, “I don’t know. I don’t like remakes of TV shows and I kind of want to leave it as is and be remembered for that.”
Baywatch is currently filming on the Georgia coast. We’ll keep you posted as more details surface!