The Baywatch movie is a much awaited film for different kinds of reasons. For the oldies it is because the film is the movie adaptation of the Baywatch TV series which basically hooked everyone since season 1. However, for the youngsters, it’s probably because Zac Efron and his amazing body is in it.
Baywatch Release Date
The Baywatch movie was initially scheduled for a May 19 release. However, the date has been moved for a couple of days. The delay of the release did not please everyone. On the other hand, Memorial Day vacationers who do not fancy being in beaches with the rest of the country found it quite pleasant.
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, the film is now scheduled to hit the theaters on May 26. Paramount Pictures announced on Monday that the Baywatch movie will just be in time for the holiday weekend. So in other words, no, it has not been cancelled. Rather, it was just moved to a later date.
The film is directed by Seth Gordon who is known for his work in Horrible Bosses. The Baywatch movie will follow Mitch Buchannon, played by Dwayne Johnson, who is an experienced lifeguard who needs to deal with a cocky newcomer, Matt Brody played by Zac Efron.
The cast also includes Alexandra Daddario who plays Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera who plays Stephanie Holden, Kelly Rohrback who plays CJ Parker, Priyanka Chopra who plays Victoria, and Jon Bass who plays Ronnie.
Why the delay?
Most people say that the delay was just so the movie opens on Memorial Weekend where a lot more people are going to be out. However, Movie Fone pointed out that it was probably because of the competition it was going to face on its earlier release date. The movie adaptation of the popular 90s lifeguard drama series was supposed to go against sequels of popular movie series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Alien: Covenant, Annabelle 2, and The Nut Job 2.
Because of its May 26 premiere, it will go against the latest installment of another popular movie series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. There are no big movies to be release on the same weekend as of date of publishing, but it is expected that it will not be as box office packed as May 19.