Baywatch trailer: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron butt heads and save lives
After months of teases, intrigues, and behind-the-scenes photos, the trailer for Baywatch is finally here. But unlike the TV show that preceded it, this Baywatch is firmly rated-R — something flaunted by the first teaser. “Why the f— do your balls sound like 3-year-old girls?” asks star Dwayne Johnson of his onscreen buddy Zac Efron.
Johnson stars as veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who quickly comes into conflict with cocky newcomer Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a gold medal-winning swimmer who seems not entirely unlike Ryan Lochte. In the trailer, Mitch and Matt butt heads over their clashing styles, but team up as hints of a criminal conspiracy led by the villainous Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra, briefly glimpsed in the trailer) emerge and bodies start to pile up.
The trailer also has some moments for the rest of the lifeguard crew — including Alexandra Daddario’s Summer (who tells Matt to look at her face and not her chest) and Kelly Rohrbach’s CJ Parker (who acts as the centerpiece of a meta-joke on the show’s famed slow-motion running shots).
Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch is set to arrive in theaters May 26, 2017. Watch the trailer below.