Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Baywatch’ to release on May 19 next year

Friday, Feb 26, 2016,14:57 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne Johnson-starrer Baywatch is all set to hit screens in May 19, 2017. The film, which has begun shooting, will mark the Hollywood debut of Priyanka, who has already shot to fame with her role in American television series Quantico. Baywatch, which is a big screen adaptation of popular 1990s action television drama series about California lifeguards, will be directed by Seth Gordon.

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 (Zac Efron) to save their beloved bay. Priyanka, 33, plays a villain in the film. The screenplay has been written by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz.

Besides the release date, Paramount Pictures also announced that principal photography has commenced on Baywatch, which also stars Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Hannibal Buress. Production of the film, which will be released in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, is set to take place in Miami and Savannah.