*Dwayne Johnson is bringing the long-running TV series “Baywatch” to the big screen, with himself as the star. No, he’s not kidding.
“The rumors are true…we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie. Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach,” Johnson announced on Instagram with the above pic and the hashtags #WhoNeedsMouthtoMouth and #RedShortsBeHugginABrotha
The original “Baywatch” series, starring David Hasselhoff as seasoned California lifeguard Mitch Buchanan, aired from 1989-1990 on NBC. The series was then renewed for another season through syndication, and became one of the most-watched shows on TV in the world during its peak in the mid-1990s. “Baywatch” ran for 11 seasons before concluding in 2001.
It remains unclear if Johnson will suit up as Buchanan or a new character.
In the meantime, Johnson will next be seen in “Fast & Furious 7,” due out April 3, 2015. He’s also set to star as the comic book character Black Adam in the upcoming “Shazam!” film.