The stars of Baywatch are reportedly set to reunite on the big screen for an unofficial spoof of the classic U.S. TV show.
The B Team, a comedy loosely based on actors in a lifeguard series, is set to reunite many of the show’s original stars, including David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Alexandra Paul, while veteran British actor John Cleese is onboard to play the villain.
Paul, who played Stephanie Holden in Baywatch, says of the project, “The B Team is an action comedy with some reality thrown in. We play ourselves, so the audience might not know what is true-to-life and what is made up for the movie… This movie is about taking the p**s out of ourselves and going behind that one dimensional image people have of actors they see on TV… There are going to be assumptions the television show in question is the one we actually all were on. But no, it most definitely is not. It is not.”
The producers do not have the rights to use the Baywatch name, but they will reportedly be using jokes to cover the gaps.
The film’s director, Chris Cottam, adds, “It becomes a running joke (that we can’t mention Baywatch)… It’s a comic device that gets us through a lot of issues.”