David Hasselhoff confirms 'Baywatch' movie role
Published Jul 17 2012, 13:44 BST | By Simon Reynolds David Hasselhoff
has confirmed that he will star in the planned movie remake of Baywatch
However, the actor disclosed that he will not be reprising his role as beach lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the film, which is currently being penned by Rescue Me
co-creator Peter Tolan for Paramount.
"I've just met the guy writing the film. I'm going to play myself," the Daily Express
quotes Hasselhoff as saying.
"We're trying to make it a very cool, updated version."
Justin Timberlake was recently linked to the project
, which reportedly centres around a disgraced former Olympic swimmer who joins the Baywatch lifeguard crew.
The project will be produced by Ghostbusters
director Ivan Reitman, Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson.
Watch the intro to the Baywatch
TV show below: