11 Reasons Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson Are PERFECT for the 'Baywatch' Reboot

by John Boone 4:42 PM PDT, August 10, 2015
Playing 11 Reasons Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson Are PERFECT for the 'Baywatch' Reboot

Dwayne Johnson running down the beach in slow-mo? We would watch that.

The artist formerly known as The Rock *and* Zac Efron running down the beach in slow motion? Together? We don’t need to even say how hard we’d watch that. Apparently we will be able to soon enough: They’re starring in a reboot of Baywatch with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this take on Baywatch will be about “a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.”

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Well, that sounds like far more...plot than expected. We just hope it’s a comedy with bonus action and not the other way around, because D.J. has always been hilarious and Neighbors cemented Zac as one of our favorite comedic actors of this era. (“Our movie will be big, fun and RATED R.. Like me when I drink,” D.J. also tweeted, so we’re optimistic.)

Either way, we already know they’ll be perfect for the roles. Here’s why:

1. Zac Efron looks good in a swimsuit:

It’s not red, but still.

2. And generally otherwise shirtless:

3. As does D.J.:

4. And notably, D.J. looks good shirtless in tropical locales:

Tropical locales like, say, a bay. That needs to be watched.

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5. Zac looks good shirtless in locales such as the beach too:

Photo: Getty Images

6. And shirtless at the beach while also wet in the ocean:

Photo: Splash News


7. We’ll even take D.J. fully clothed, so long as those clothes are dripping wet:

Gettin' wet.. #OnSet #BigActionSequence #GunsWaterAndAHappyTattooedBaldMan #CentralIntelligence

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8. And don’t even get us started on if his lifeguard wears a Speedo in this:

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9. But seriously, Zac is a talented actor. Look how well he is acting nearly naked:

Photo: FameFlynet

10. And because Zac might win another “Best Shirtless Performance” award -- yes, that’s a real category at a real award show called the MTV Movie Awards -- and then take his shirt off onstage again:


Two-for-one shirtlessness!

11. Oh, and Zac isn’t scared of anything that lives in the ocean:

Which might be relevant too. Whatever.

The Rock wasn’t always this hot. Check him out ‘kicking puberty’s ass” at 16: