The Rock announced the role on his Instagram: “IT’S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of “Summer”. Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can’t wait for you guys to see her own the role. The female roles of #BAYWATCH have become extremely hot properties around Hollywood and as promised, the quality women we’ll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive Zac Efron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”….”
Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are going to star in the highly anticipated Baywatch reboot movie and now we’re getting some insight into the casting of the female lead.
News about the movie was announced back in August and Dwayne confirmed that it is going to be “big, fun, and rated R.”
Deadline is reporting that seven actresses are testing for the female lead, though it’s possible that the search is expanded to other women and it’s also possible that some of them could be cast in other roles.
Click through the slideshow below to see who is testing for Baywatch (in alphabetical order)…