The release of upcoming action-comedy movie Baywatch has been postponed by a week. Paramount Pictures announced that the film will now be releasing on May 26 instead. Baywatch is the Hollywood debut of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra has made it big by her role of Alex Parrish in ABC drama thriller show Quantico. Chopra was signed on for the role of antagonist Victoria Leeds in Baywatch in February this year.
Apparently, Paramount Pictures pushed the date back by a week to avoid competition from Prometheus’ sequel Alien: Covenant, releasing on May 19. Perhaps they’ve underestimated the potential of Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is also releasing on May 26. The date also marks the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.
Baywatch was also likely to compete against Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Life on Memorial Day, however, Life was moved to an early release on March 24.
Baywatch is a remake of the popular 90’s television show of the same name featuring, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Parker Stevenson, and Carmen Electra. The film is directed by Seth Gordon and stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Joining in from the cast of the 90’s show, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson will also appear in the film.
Chopra had unveiled a Thanksgiving themed poster for the film recently. The poster read, “We will give you something to be thankful for.” Over time, there has been many such posters but the one based on the Fourth of July was quite popular. The Halloween-themed poster featured Chopra in full as a devilish vamp.