BAYWATCH:Two mismatched lifeguards must put aside their differences to stop a criminal plot.The Baywatch film adaptation first got a spark back in 2012 when it was rumored that Reno 911! co-creator and star Robert Ben Garant would direct the film version of Baywatch for Paramount Pictures. But then things took a backseat. It was not until over two years later in 2014 that Dwayne Johnson was attached to star for the lead role and then a year after that officially Seth Gordon was set to direct the film. And to prove how slow rolling the casting process was, on February 17, 2016 Priyanka Chopra signed on to star in Baywatch as the antagonist in the film...the week before principal photography began.