Nina Dobrev tipped to play the female lead in Baywatch movie

2015-11-11 09:46

Los Angeles - Nina Dobrev is on the shortlist of actresses to play the female lead in Baywatch.

The former Vampire Diaries actress has been tipped to join the cast of the big screen adaptation of the TV series alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron, according to Deadline.

Nina is among seven actresses being considered for the role, with Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Shelly Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff), and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush) all providing strong competition.

Horrible Bosses filmmaker Seth Gordon has been confirmed to taken on directing duties and San Andreas star Dwayne will produce the flick alongside his partner Dany Garcia under their joint venture Seven Bucks Productions.

The movie about Californian lifeguards is expected to enter production stages in the first few months of 2016 and the latest script was written by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift.

The story will see Dwayne take on the hero once again, as he plays on the role of the lifeguard and he has no choice but to work with a young lifeguard played by Zac.

Along the similar lines of 'San Andreas' Dwayne and Zac's characters will work together to protect the Californian beach from environmental destruction caused by an oil tycoon.

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