Justin Timberlake to Star in 'Baywatch' Adaptation?

Justin Timberlake to Star in 'Baywatch' Adaptation?

Jun 20, 2012

Justin Timberlake may be channeling his inner Hoff soon for a big-screen version of Baywatch. Twitch is reporting that the singer-actor is being courted by studio Paramount to play the lead in their adaptation of the Los Angeles County lifeguard TV drama. The series was a 1990's staple, featuring David Hasselhoff and his chest hair, Pamela Anderson and her oft-talked about breasts, and other hard bodies in clingy bathing suits slow-motion running a lot. Should the Social Network star accept the role, he'd be playing a "disgraced former Olympic swimmer who tries out for the Baywatch crew."

The show had an overhaul for Baywatch Hawaii, was turned into a spin-off with a police procedural edge for Baywatch Nights, and became a reunion movie on the small screen in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. We're not sure how relevant a new movie would be, but producers Ivan Reitman, Beau Flynn, and Tripp Vinson have been developing the project for some time now. Plus, Timberlake likes to take his shirt off.
In case you were worried that the Hoff and Anderson wouldn't get a set of cameos in the new film, Twitch reassures us that writers have roles ready for the duo should they want to join the new crew. (This is why people die alone.) Let us know if you're down for a Baywatch movie, or if you've retired your orange bathing suit for good.

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