New Delhi: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who starred in ABC's series ‘Quantico' this year, is in talks to join Hollywood actors Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the upcoming film "Baywatch". The movie will be based on the 1990s TV series about California lifeguards.
"Baywatch", to be helmed by Seth Gordon, centres on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young, former Olympian, played by Efron, to save their beloved bay.
Scheduling conflicts with the film's shoot and "Quantico" still need to be worked out, but the actress would play the story's villain, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
If the deal is struck, "Baywatch" would be Priyanka's English-language feature debut. She has already created waves internationally with her maiden American TV series and also won her first international honour People Choice Award for the best actress in a new TV series.
Beau Flynn, Ivan Reitman, Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions, Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory Bonann will be co-producing it.
Closer home, Priyanka last starred in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Bajirao Mastani. She played the role of Kashibai, the first wife of Peshwa ruler Bajirao in the movie. The film also starred Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in titular roles.
With inputs from agencies