Paramount wants Justin Timberlake for Baywatch


Because nobody was asking for it, Paramount is reportedly after Justin Timberlake for the lead in a Baywatch film. Long in development, the movie centers around a disgraced Olympic swimmer who tries out for a lifeguard position. Swimming, boobs, slow-mo running, boobs, and life lessons follow. (Boobs.)

There’s a chance that a Baywatch movie might be a pleasant surprise, like 21 Jump Street earlier this year. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to this project if it gets the go ahead, especially given Paramount’s recent delays with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and World War Z.

Twitch reports that there are roles for David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson in the film if they want them. I’m not saying how I think they should use David Hasselhoff in the movie, but I think the header image says enough.

[Via Twitch]


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