Alexandra Daddario Lands Lead Female Role In ‘Baywatch’ | Film News
It’s official. After casting Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson for the male leads, Paramount Pictures and director Seth Gordon have confirmed that San Andreas actress Alexandra Daddario has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming movie adaptation of TV series Baywatch. She will play the character Summer – a lifeguard who is also the love interest of Efron’s character. She’ll find some familiarities though, since Johnson and Daddario recently worked together in San Andreas.
Previously, Deadline revealed there were several actresses in line for the role, these were: Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson, Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, X-Men Apocalypse’s Alexandra Shipp, Teen Wolf’s Shelley Henning, The Duff’s Bianca Santos and Big Time Rush’s Denyse Tontz. Daddario’s pal Johnson announced her news via Insagram:
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 Zac Efron, 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? #GetReadyForSomeFunInTheSun #BAYWATCH ???
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