Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are already attached to star in the big screen adaptation of 1990s TV show “Baywatch”, it now seems the search is on for the female lead.

Deadline now reports that Paramount and filmmaker Seth Gordon have come up with a shortlist of seven actresses who will be in contention to slip on the iconic red swimsuit that made Pamela Anderson a house-hold name. The list goes as follows:

Alexandra Daddario (“San Andreas”)
Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”)
Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”)
Alexandra Shipp (“Straight Outta Compton”)
Shelley Hennig (“Teen Wolf”)
Bianca Santos (“The Duff”)
Denyse Tontz (“Big Time Rush”)

The movie is set to revolve around the leader of an elite team of lifeguards who locks horns with a former elite hotshot Olympian. Production is set to begin next year.

The question now is what tone will the movie take; I could see a R-rated “21 Jump Street” vibe working on a property like “Baywatch”, certainly a very tongue-in-cheek humor.