David Hasselhoff to Run Shirtless Down Beach in New ‘Baywatch’ Movie


The Hoff is back, baby: Dwayne “Do you smell what the Rock is cookin’?” Johnson announced via Instagram that David Hasselhoff would be back in the red shorts in the upcoming Baywatch film.

The Instagram post features Johnson at his all-time most enthusiastic, which is a mode he seems to be in constantly, never changing, always on. He’s video-chatting with the Hoff, and asks the Hoff if the Hoff thinks the world is ready for “the both of us,” meaning is the world ready for both The Hoff and The Rock in one film, set on a bay that requires watching.

The Hoff’s answer? “I was born ready.” Yeah, he was.

The new Baywatch film is actually going to be R-rated, which is promising, in a way. Johnson’s post also describes, in the lengthy caption, the film as Avengers meets Anchorman, which makes perfect sense, because the lifeguards who protect our coasts are superheroes, sure. Johnson says the Hoff has “been training his ass off” and is in the best shape he’s been in in years, which is great, because really the draw for this movie is now going to be topless Hoff running down the beach.

Oh, a few other draws are some of its stars, I guess, which include Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, and Kelly Rohrbach. Also? Hannibal Buress. It’ll be directed by Seth Gordon, and isn’t due out until 2017.