Model Kelly Rohrbach (“Wilt,” “Rizzoli and Isles” ) is set to don the iconic red swimsuit and play the role of C. J. Parker, the role that made Pamela Anderson an household name, in the upcoming movie adaptation of the 1990s TV series “Baywatch”.
The film is said to be targeting a tone similar to the “21 Jump Street” movies, with Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario already set to star in the project which will be directed by Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”).
Johnson, who is also producing, dropped the news of Rohrbach’s casting by posting a video on Instagram of him and Rohrbach doing the typical slow motion “Baywatch” run. The latest draft of the script was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, with production expected to begin shortly.
For our #BAYWATCH and the iconic role of “CJ Parker” I had to make sure @kellyrohrbach was… tough. A video posted by therock (@therock) on
A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”. Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ’em. Get ready world, we can’t wait to bring you our generation’s #BAYWATCH! You’ll have fun… ???????????????????????? (last emoji somewhat inappropriate).