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Baywatch The Movie Finds A Director
Reno 911!'s Robert Ben Garant cozzies up

21 September 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Vulture

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As well as scripting the Night At The Museum film franchise, Robert Ben Garant is the co-creator and star of the Comedy Central cop show mockumentary series, Reno 911! Now, according to Vulture's "spies", he's set to direct the long-gestating movie adaptation of brightly-coloured beach-bound jigglefest Baywatch.

The script as it stands was written by Peter Tolan (Analyse This, Analyse That, Bedazzled), who has previously said that, "It's not based on the show in any way, though there are a couple of winks at the show... I don't know anything about the show. I didn't watch it in preparation for writing this."

The theory is that it's going to be more of a Stripes-like out-an-out comedy, but not in a campy way. How Garant's arrival will change things remains to be seen, but perhaps he'll do for The Hoff's show of shows what Reno 911! did for COPS (for British readers, think Police, Camera, Action!) and thoroughly skewer it (a decade after it last aired).

The question is, who should play the Hoff role - who's called Mitch Buchannon, fact fans - in this "modern" adaptation. Here is a poll to give you some suggestions, and after that, the theme tune you've already got stuck in your head.


Who should play The Hoff's role, Mitch Buchannon, in the movie version of Baywatch?
Sam Worthington - Australian, and therefore used to hanging out on beaches
Charlie Sheen - because why the hell not?
Hugh Grant - after Cloud Atlas, anything's possible
Paul Walker - looks good in short shorts (apparently)
Channing Tatum - fewer articles of clothing to take off than usual
The Hoff
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Oh here we go again!
I'm with all those people who comment on how there is an absolute lack of originality in Hollywood these days. It all seams like a money-grab... but if they have to do it; comedy seams the way to go. I thought the porn take was heading in the right direction, lol. I say the Mitch character should be played by Matthew McConaughey. He may seam a bit old for the part but The Hoff was no spring chicken either! More

Posted by Mike1701 at 02:12 on 23 September 2012 | Report This Post

Oh here we go again!
I'm with all those people who comment on how there is an absolute lack of originality in Hollywood these days. It all seams like a money-grab... but if they have to do it; comedy seams the way to go. I thought the porn take was heading in the right direction, lol. I say the Mitch character should be played by Matthew McConaughey. He may seam a bit old for the part but The Hoff was no spring chicken either! More

Posted by Mike1701 at 02:02 on 23 September 2012 | Report This Post

Oh here we go again!
I'm with all those people who comment on how there is an absolute lack of originality in Hollywood these days. It all seams like a money-grab... but if they have to do it; comedy seams the way to go. I thought the porn take was heading in the right direction, lol. I say the Mitch character should be played by Matthew McConaughey. He may seam a bit old for the part but The Hoff was no spring chicken either! More

Posted by Mike1701 at 01:58 on 23 September 2012 | Report This Post

What the Hell!
He can't act and he can't sing even if Berlin depended on it! But by GOD hes the Hoff and the only the Hoff can feel the Hoffs shoes!! Apologies for the over use of the word "Hoff" More

Posted by jake.90 at 17:27 on 22 September 2012 | Report This Post

What the Hell!
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Posted by jake.90 at 17:20 on 22 September 2012 | Report This Post

Re:Why make a movie of a series that was frankly terrible?
Surely, you mean, 'wankly terrible'. More

Posted by badsanta at 01:21 on 22 September 2012 | Report This Post

Why???
Why make a movie of a series that was frankly terrible? Sounds like Hollywood clutching at straws again and desperate for ideas. Well if it does get made then I guess Charlie Sheen would be pretty cool! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 22:27 on 21 September 2012 | Report This Post

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