With production continuing on Paramount's Baywatch, the cast still keeps growing and growing. Deadline reports that Latin pop star/actress Belinda has signed on to the adaptation in an unspecified role. The actress confirmed her casting by posting a photo of her landing in Savannah, Georgia, where the movie is currently in production.
While we'll have to wait and see who Belinda is playing, she joins a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Priyanka Chopra, Hannibal Buress, David Hoff, Jack Kesy and Amin Joseph. The actress/singer has a strong social media following, with 3.5M Instagram followers, 3.9M on Twitter and 200K subscribers on YouTube. It's possible she could be posting new photos from the set when she starts filming, so stay tuned.
The story follows a "by-the-book and very serious lifeguard," played by Dwayne Johnson who joins forces with a "young rule-flouting hothead" (Zac Efron) to try and save their beach from environmental destruction by an oil tycoon. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is directing from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th). Justin Malen (Bad Teacher 2) wrote the original draft of the script, with Dwayne Johnson also producing alongside Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman.
Paramount has handed out a May 19, 2017 release date for Baywatch, which is currently the movie slated for release on that date. Dwayne Johnson revealed last month that Baywatch will have a 12-week shoot, with the actor then moving on to shoot Fast & Furious 8 and Rampage later this year. Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron have been sharing plenty of photos from the set since production started, so stay tuned for more as shooting continues.
Dwayne Johnson also recently revealed that he invited a young fan who is going through cancer treatments to the set of Baywatch in Savannah, Georgia. While we don't know exactly when this visit will take place, we'll be sure to keep you posted with photos from this special day. Belinda, who is known as the "Princess of Latin Pop," has sold 2M albums in the U.S. and 16M albums worldwide, making her the third-best-selling female Mexican artist. She has also been acting since age 10, when she landed the lead in ¡Amigos X Siempre!. She most recently lent her voice to the Spanish-language version of Tad the Lost Explorer. Take a look at the actress/singer's Instagram photo from Savannah, Georgia below, and stay tuned for more on Baywatch.