Sunday, 24 January 2016

Priyanka Chopra set to join new Baywatch

Bollywood star and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has recently been getting attention in the US for her starring role in ABC's TV series Quantico. Now the first ever South Asian actress to headline a network drama series is making the transition to movies. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that she is currently in talks to join Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6), Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Kelly Rohrbach (The PET Squad Files) in Seth Gordon's (Horrible Bosses) Baywatch reboot.

Chopra won't necessarily be filling a swimsuit in quite the same way as her potential co-stars, however – the role she is up for is that of the story's villain. Whether she gets to do it is currently dependent on figuring out some Quantico scheduling conflicts.

The film finds Johnson inheriting the role of lifeguard Mitch Glazer from David Hasselhoff, with Daddario as Summer Quinn, originally played by Nicole Eggert, Rohrbach is in Pamela Anderson's role as C.J. Parker, while Efron plays an unspecified hotheaded young guard who must help his colleagues take on an oil tycoon's plans that include beach threatening environmental chaos.

Pre-production has been officially underway since November, and Baywatch is expected to start running down beaches in slow motion soon, for a release next year.

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