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Zac Efron confirmed for R-rated Baywatch movie

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed Zac Efron will play his sidekick in a new Baywatch movie.

Just hours after news of Efron's interest in the project surfaced on Monday (10Aug15), the Furious 7 star took to Twitter to make the big announcement, and revealed the film won't be as family friendly as the 1980s TV show.


He wrote, "BIG NEWS: Welcoming my dude @ZacEfron to #BAYWATCH. Our movie will be big, fun and RATED R... Like me when I drink."


Johnson added, "It’s BIG. Me and bud @ZacEfron been talkin’ bout this one for a long time. And someone get my baby oil."


Efron confirmed his involvement, responding, "So stoked brother - baby oil for 2 plz (please)."


The film will reportedly start shooting early next year (16).