Priyanka Chopra's much hyped Hollywood film debut -- Baywatch, which also stars Dwayne Johnson, is set to release next year. The film, in which Priyanka will be seen playing the lead antagonist, will be shot in Miami, and Savannah, announced Paramount Pictures in a statement.
The studio also mentioned that the major photography of the film has already begun and Baywatch will be releasing on 19 March 2017.
The film is a celluloid adaptation of the popular 1990s TV show of the same name. Apart from Priyanka and Dwayne, Zac Efron plays a pivotal role in Baywatch.
Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses fame is directing the film on a screenplay written by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, and Barry Schwartz.
Beau Flynn, Ivan Reitman, Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz, and Greg Bonann, creators of the iconic Baywatch television series, are producing the venture. The plot of the film revolves around devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (played by Johnson) clashing with a brash new recruit (played by Efron).
Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
The film will be released in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
-- With inputs from IANS