The Dwayne Johnson starred Baywatch Movie hits theaters on Thursday.
Projected to gross $45–50 million over its five-day opening weekend, the Seth Gordon directed film also stars Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, Ilfenesh Hadera, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.
It’s a throwback to the 90s Baywatch television show that pit The Hof in the role of Mitch Buchannon.
Appearing on Scoop B Radio last week, Hasselhoff, who also played the role of Michael Knight in the NBC series, Knight Rider compared the impact of both show’s theme songs.
“Over the years I’ve played: ‘Some people stand in the darkness’ and the audience goes berserk. The guys actually rip of their t-shirts and sometimes, if I’m lucky the girls rip off their shirts, as well. But it’s a monster hit. You know Busta Rhymes came out with the Knight Rider theme in one of his songs, I think in the 90’s and it was just too good. So to this day believe it or not, that Knight Rider theme and the Knight Rider’s call follow me everywhere I go, as does the Baywatch theme. So I kind of think they’re hand in hand.”