It’s still winter, but it’s already time to return to the beach. Dwayne Johnson released a teaser for the Baywatch trailer today, offering the first footage of the R-rated reboot ahead of the full-length video’s debut online tomorrow.
By Johnson’s tweet of a “Bad Boy rated R version,” we can expect a red-band trailer for what he typically calls the “Avengers of the Beach.” Johnson stars in Baywatch as Mitch Buchanan, a by-the-books lifeguard, and he’s shown saving someone from the water. Based on the outfit, it looks like he could be rescuing Ronnie, the not-your-typical lifeguard played by Jon Bass.
Watch the teaser below.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 7, 2016
Elsewhere, Zac Efron, who plays Matt Brody, released even more footage of his motorcycle moves and not-so-smooth moves with the ladies.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) December 7, 2016
Baywatch, directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), also features Zac Efron as Matt, Alexandra Doddario as Summer (originally played by Nicole Eggert in the TV series), Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra as a villain, Billions actress Ilfenesh Hadera as Mitch’s love interest Stephanie, Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson’s old role), and Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Amin Joseph (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) in unknown roles. Plus, the film will give fans a blast from the past with appearances by Anderson and David Hasselhoff.
In Baywatch, Mitch must team up with a young hothead (Efron) in order to stop an oil tycoon from destroying their beach. Johnson teased the R rating over Instagram during production. He mentioned an “all important beach speech about what it means to have manly ‘Alpha balls’” he gives to Efron, and he tweeted last year that it’ll flaunt “some good ol’ fashion ‘this is my beach bitch’ RATED R humor.” Of course, there will also be enough perfectly sculpted beach bods to go around.
Baywatch will be released in theaters on May 19, 2017, two weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and a week before Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Let’s see if the Avengers of the Beach will be able to knock out the Avengers of Space from their top spot, since it’s hard to imagine Guardians not opening at No. 1 at the box office.