Ilfenesh Hadera (Billions) has been cast in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Baywatch movie.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — who is starring in and producing the film — broke the news on Instagram, revealing Hadera will play Stef, the love interest of Johnson’s character. “She’s a 5’11 walkin’ smokestack with legs for days,” wrote Johnson. “Smart and tougher than new rope… just the way we like ’em.”
Hadera in HBO’s Show Me a Hero.
Hadera’s other credits include Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq and HBO’s Show Me a Hero. She joins Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, and Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach in the comedy. Johnson teased the studio still has a few “big announcements” and “cool surprises” for the film.