Alexandra Daddario has landed one of the female leads in the “Baywatch” movie, as we previously reported she was one of several female actresses all being considered for a role in the iconic red swimsuit. She has seemingly beat out Ashley Benson, Bianca Santos, Nina Dobrev, Shelley Hennig, Alexandra Shipp and Denyze Tontz.
The announcement that Dadario had won the role came from the films lead Dwayne Johnson and her co-star in “San Andreas”. Check out his instagram post below.
IT’S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of “Summer”. Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can’t wait for you guys to see her own the role. The female roles of #BAYWATCH have become extremely hot properties around Hollywood and as promised, the quality women we’ll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive @zacefron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”….???? #CueSlowMotionRunningDownTheBeach #WhosPuttingTanningOilOnMyBack? #OrMyFront #BAYWATCH ????????????
Johnson also confirmed that the films other female lead will be announced shortly, the iconic part of C.J. Parker, a role that made Pamela Anderson world famous.
The movie is set to focus on the leader of an elite team of lifeguards who locks horns with a former elite hotshot Olympian. Zac Efron is also set to star and production is set to begin next year.