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.”
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.