The Rock confirms he'll put on red trunks for Baywatch movie

Yes, a Baywatch movie is imminent. 

And Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has confirmed he'll be in it, cheekily promising he will, indeed, don red swimming trunks, and that the movie will be "rated R". 

The Hollywood Reporter initially said the 42-year-old was "loosely attached" to the project

The project has been in the works for years, with an early script revolving around shark attacks and a drug smuggling operation. 

While Johnson is more than physically qualified for lifeguard duty in Speedos (see: Hercules, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns), the casting choice was puzzling to some: 






Others think it's genius:





But the real question is: Will David Hasselhoff make an appearance?


Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter

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