Quantico Star Priyanka Chopra In Talks To Join Dwayne The Rock Johnson's Baywatch Movie


Sources for Variety are reporting that Priyanka Chopra, the breakout star of ABC's freshman drama Quantico, is in talks to join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Baywatch movie.

The film adaptation of the popular television series, which ran from 1989 to 1999, is intended to be a raunchy comedy with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starring as Mitch Buchannon, Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer and Zac Efron as a disgraced former Olympic swimmer.

Who might Chopra be playing? One major role that hasn't been filled yet is that of Stephanie Holden (originally portrayed by Alexandra Paul), a veteran lifeguard that was once in a romantic relationship with Mitch, who is now strictly her friend. However, she isn't quite over him.

Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Theft) will direct, based on a script by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.

Baywatch will start filming around February 2016.