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David Hasselhoff returning to 'Baywatch'! Dwayne Johnson confirms casting news

The original son of the beach is now part of the cast, and made his announcement via co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Facebook page.
/ Source: TODAY

In a move that somehow seems inevitable, original son of the beach David Hasselhoff is joining the "Baywatch" movie.

He made the delighted announcement on a call with co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who posted a video of their conversation on his Facebook page on Wednesday night.

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"I don't know if the world is ready for both of us," noted Johnson.

"Rockin' the Hoff! I was born ready!" said Hasselhoff, who originated the character of Mitch Buchanan in the TV series, which ran on and off in various incarnations from 1989-2001. Johnson stars in the updated movie version along with Zac Efron.

David Hasselhoff in ‘Baywatch’
David Hasselhoff, pictured here in 1995, is ready to dive back into "Baywatch."REX / Shutterstock

The film, which started filming on Feb. 22, is set for a 2017 release. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film will also star Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach and Hannibal Buress.

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"There ain't no Bay without the Hoff," Johnson told the camera. "Get ready, world!"

Hey, like Hasselhoff, we were born ready. We think.

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