The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that The Rock is “loosely attached” to play the lead in the big screen adaptation of Baywatch. The studio has hired Justin Malen to rewrite for the film. There were rumors for a while in Hollywood that The Rock would be the lead in the film.
Paramount had apparently been trying to get the Baywatch movie going for years. Some older fans might recall that the original Baywatch series featured guest star appearances from WCW and WWF wrestlers in the 1990s. Shawn Michaels appeared in an episode. Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and others also appeared in a WCW themed episode. In fact, there were parts of Bash of the Beach 95 used in one Baywatch episode.