'Baywatch' movie cast news: The Rock welcomes The Hoff

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Dwayne Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their second baby girl. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Actor and producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson formally welcomed “Baywatch” TV series lead star David Hasselhoff to the cast of the movie remake of the ’90s hit series. 

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Johnson shows himself talking to Hasselhoff via FaceTime. 

He says, “I don’t know if the world is ready for both of us. Are you ready?”

“I was born ready,” responds Hasselhoff while laughing together with Johnson.

“There ain’t no bay without The Hoff! Baywatch! Get ready, world!” says Johnson.

It can be recalled that Johnson extended the same courtesy to “Quantico” and Bollywood turned Hollywood star, Priyanka Chopra, and actress-model Kelly Rohrbach.

Hasselhoff, 63, was the lead actor and producer of the series “Baywatch” that ran from 1989 to 2001. He played the role of Mitch Buchannon, which will now be played by Johnson in the upcoming movie. 

Hasselhoff’s role in Johnson’s film has yet to be revealed although a speculation from a Yahoo! article suggests that he may play the role of Mitch Buchannon Sr.

Unlike Hasselhoff, though, it seems former “Baywatch” series cast member Pamela Anderson is not too pleased about the remake, saying that such can become very unsuccessful.

During an interview with TMZ, Anderson was caught saying, “No one appreciate the remakes.”

Anderson played the role of C.J. Parker in the series and the character made her a popular household name in the 90s.

Apart from Hasselhoff and Anderson, numerous actors and actresses were also featured during the 12-year reign of the “Baywatch” TV series, including Parker Stevenson, Jeremy Jackson, Alexandra Paul, and Yasmine Bleeth, among others. The series was a hit throughout its duration, tackling the stories of life guards, their relationships with one another, and their saving moments on the beach.

The “Baywatch” movie is currently filming in Florida. The cast also includes “Highschool Musical” star Zac Efron, comedian Hannibal Buress, and actress Alexandra Daddario who starred opposite Johnson in the film San Andreas.

“Baywatch” is scheduled to be released in May 2017.