Alexandra Daddario Casts as Female Lead in BAYWATCH

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Alexandra Daddario has been cast as the lead in Baywatch. Check out the news below!

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Paramount Pictures and director Seth Gordon have found their female star for Baywatch, the movie transfer of the syndicated TV series. Alexandra Daddario has landed the role of Summer, a lifeguard who is the love interest of the aerobicized life saver played by Zac Efron. The film stars Dwayne Johnson. Daddario recently co-starred with Johnson in San Andreas, and her recent credits also include the first season of HBO’s True Detective, and Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Deadline revealed that Daddario was among a short list of actresses who tested for the female lead. The other candidates were Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars, Elvis & Nixon), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton, X-Men Apocalypse), Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), Bianca Santos (The Duff) and Denyse Tontz (Big Time Rush).

Source: Deadline