According to Exhibitor Relations, Paramount Pictures has pushed back the release date of the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson-starring Baywatch movie by a week.
The raunchy, R-rated comedy — which is a loose adaptation of the iconic '90s television series — was originally set to open on Friday, May 19, 2017, going up against Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, the Annabelle sequel, and the next installment in the Wimpy Kid series, The Long Haul.
Now that it'll open on Friday, May 26, 2017, Baywatch will go up against the fifth installment in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Paramount's BAYWATCH will now flaunt its wares on 5/26/17. Was previously set to drop 5/19/17.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) December 6, 2016
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) is directing the film from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift and Barry Schwartz. Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Hercules), Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Up In the Air), and Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz (Soul Surfer) & Greg Bonann, creators of the iconic Baywatch television series, are producing. The executive producers are Michele Berk (Bandits, Kill the Sparrows), Louise Rosner (The Big Short, The Hunger Games franchise), Tom Pollock (Up In The Air, Oold School), and Ali Bell (Hitchcock). Eli Roth is a co-producer.
The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Central Intelligence, San Andreas, Fast & Furious franchise) and Zac Efron (Neighbors, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates). Joining Johnson and Efron are Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, True Detective), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Jon Bass (Big Time in Hollywood, FL, The Newsroom), Kelly Rohrbach (Café Society), Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions), and Hannibal Buress (Daddy's Home, Neighbors).
Baywatch will be released on May 26, 2017.