ByTino Jochimsen, writer at Creators.co
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Tino Jochimsen

21 Jump Street showed, not only that has a brother, but also that a good movie version of an arguably silly 1980s TV show is possible.

What’s needed, of course, are lead actors who are game. Actors who inspire new life into a tired concept. Actors who will pull off the now weatherbeaten mullet of a cultish-ly revered TV series, if you will, and discover the beautiful face beneath.

Now, after month of non-news, Baywatch (the movie) has resurfaced with a significant piece of casting news. According to The Wrap, SNL’s versatile everyman will play Mitch, the sturdy lifeguard immortalized by a in his prime. The latter, of course will cameo, as will . No word yet on a possible participation but, we say: Please!

Hader’s casting isn’t the only reason to get mildly (The A-Team didn’t look bad on paper, either…) excited about Baywatch. Director is responsible for Reno 911!, which seems like a good companion piece in tone and intent to film about brave lifeguards protecting the beach from the dangers of... drugs! Yep, the plot of Baywatch involves an oil rig which turns out to be a meth lab off the Malibu coast.

Expect lots of slo-mo running, babes in bikinis, billowing chest hair and, if the movie Gods are kind, another fun comedy based on a an 1980s TV show.

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