Priyanka Chopra to star in ‘Baywatch’ with Dwayne Johnson

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016,17:12 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has signed her first Hollywood movie, Baywatch, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, movie’s writers Damian Shannon & Mark Swift have confirmed. The screenwriters posted the news about Priyanka’s involvement with the project through their joint Twitter account.

Re-tweeting a story by The Hollywood Reporter, they wrote, Been sitting on this one for a while. So excited about her! Baywatch is Paramount’s big-screen take on the popular 1990s television series about California lifeguards. Seth Gordon is directing the feature and the Indian beauty is apparently set to play a negative role.
The movie centres on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson), who is forced to team up with a young, hotshot former Olympian (Efron) to save their beloved bay. Priyanka, 33, has already made her mark internationally with her debut American series Quantico, besides a singing career. In India, she was appreciated for her last role of Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.