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David Hasselhoff joins the "Baywatch" movie

It wouldn't be "Baywatch" without the Hoff.

Despite a big studio budget and a principal cast that includes Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, the film adaptation of the syndicated TV series "Baywatch" won't be complete until the show's star, David Hasselhoff, makes an appearance.

Johnson announced on his Facebook page that Hasselhoff would be joining the cast of the film, currently in production, by posting a video showing him video-chatting with Hasselhoff on his phone.

"There ain't no 'Bay' with the Hoff," Johnson said in the video. "Get ready, world."

"I WAS BORN READY!" Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, "The Hoff" has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN....Hoff's a cool dude who's down to have fun and here's the best part.. He's been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he's been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff's chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff

Posted by Dwayne The Rock Johnson on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

You've been warned.

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