Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has signed her first Hollywood movie, ‘Baywatch’, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, movie’s writers Damian Shannon & Mark Swift confirmed.
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!”
Been sitting on this one for a while. So excited about her! https://t.co/qxOHgYcZBH
— Shannon and Swift (@shannonandswift) January 12, 2016
‘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 Chopra, 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’.