David Hasselhoff Dives Into Baywatch Movie; All Is Now Right in the World

Hoff. Photo: Ian Gavan/2011 Getty Images

In a move that everybody should've seen coming, David Hasselhoff finally joined Dwayne Johnson's Baywatch. The announcement came late Wednesday via social media, where Johnson called Hoff the original Baywatch gangsta and described the R-rated reboot, due in 2017, as Avengers-meets-Anchorman. Details on Hoff's role are unclear (Johnson is already playing Buchannon), but he joins Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and Hannibal Buress in what is already shaping up to be a pop-culture crown jewel. "[Hoff]'s been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years!" Johnson wrote in his posts. "Cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair .. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?" Not sure, but keep the sunglasses to guard against the glint:

"I WAS BORN READY!" Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!...

Posted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson on Wednesday, March 2, 2016