“Baywatch” Movie Lands New Screenwriters

The long-buzzed about Baywatch Movie is finally seeing the light of day.

Producers of Paramount’s highly-anticipated big screen debut of Baywatch have hired two new writers to pen a screenplay for the proposed comedy. Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, who penned upcoming Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, have joined the Baywatch writing team, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie — which insiders are comparing to the screen adaptations of Charlie’s Angels and the slapstick Police Academy comedies of the 1980s — will be centered around the female members of the lifeguard squad.

Baywatch, which starred David Hasselhoff, Yasmeen Bleeth, and Pamela Anderson, ran on TV from 1989 to 1999. The small screen hit later spawned the spinoff Baywatch Nights and the 2003 reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.

Baywatch: The Movie is expected to hit theaters next summer.