Thank goodness for The Rock's Instagram account because honestly we wouldn't have heard a peep about the Baywatch movie otherwise.

The star thrilled fans a couple of weeks ago when he posted the below video confirming that original star David Hasselhoff would be appearing in the remake. 


"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....🌊🖕ðŸÂ?¾Hoff'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 ðŸ'¯ðŸ'ŠðŸÂ?¾

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Now he's stepped things up a notch by sharing a photo of the two icons on set. 

We're a little bummed out because this pretty much rules out our theory that Hasselhoff would turn out to be the villain but it's still great to see him in those red shorts again. 

Roll on 2017.