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Dwayne Johnson Announces David Hasselhoff Will Return for 'Baywatch' Movie

by Meredith B. Kile 9:57 PM PST, March 02, 2016
Playing Dwayne Johnson Announces David Hasselhoff Will Return for 'Baywatch' Movie

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might be playing David Hasselhoff's iconic Baywatch role, Mitch Buchannon, in the upcoming feature film adaptation of the classic '90s TV show, but that doesn't mean there's not a part for "The Hoff" himself in the movie!

"Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!," Johnson announced on Instagram on Wednesday, posting a clip of himself video-chatting with Hasselhoff.

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"I don't know if the world is ready for both of us," The Rock tells The Hoff. "Are you ready?"

"C'mon man, Rock and The Hoff, I was born ready!" Hasselhoff answers.

"There ain't no 'Bay' without The Hoff," Johnson exclaims. "Baywatch. Get ready world."

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The actor and former professional wrestler opened up to ET on the Baywatch set this week about Hasselhoff's support of the movie.

"I got to tell you, The Hoff has been amazing!" Johnson said. "From day one, he's been so supportive. He's like, 'If there's one guy who could play me, it's The Rock.'"

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Though we're not sure what part he'll be playing, Hasselhoff has apparently wasted no time getting ready to don his signature red swim trunks for the film, which Johnson describes as "a combination of Avengers meets Anchorman."

"Hoff's a cool dude who's down to have fun and here's the best part.. He's been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?)," he wrote in his Instagram post. "World get ready..#RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff."

Baywatch is set to open May 19, 2017.

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