Dwayne Johnson to be in upcoming Baywatch movie from Paramount

The Hollywood Reporter is carrying an exclusive story about former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson being attached to the upcoming Paramount Pictures big-screen adaptation of the super popular Baywatch series.

In a post on his Instagram, Johnson posted a photo of himself sitting on a jetski with, “This is my beach bitch! Rumors are true… we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie. Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach… #WhoNeedsMouthToMouth #RedShortsBeHugginABrotha

Justin Malen has been hired by Paramount to write the story with Sean Anders and John Morris set to direct.

Baywatch, a series about LA County lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles, aired for 11 seasons and became one of the most watched television shows in the world with David Hasselhoff as the leading actor of the show.