The screenwriters posted the news about Priyanka's involvement with the project through their joint Twitter account.
Re-tweeting a story by The Hollywood Reporter, they wrote, "Been sitting on this one for a while. So excited about her!"
'Baywatch' is Paramount's big-screen take on the popular 1990s television series about California lifeguards. Seth Gordon is directing the feature and the Indian beauty is apparently set to play a negative role.
The movie centres on the leader of an elite group of lifeguards (Johnson), who is forced to team up with a young, hotshot former Olympian (Efron) to save their beloved bay.
Priyanka, 33, has already made her mark internationally with her debut American series "Quantico", besides a singing career.
In India, she was appreciated for her last role of Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao  Mastani'.



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