Alexandra Daddario was cast as Summer after she beat out Nina Dobrev, Ashley Benson, Alexandra Shipp, Shelley Hennig, Bianca A. Santos, and Denyse Tontz, who were considered for the role.
In an interview, Priyanka Chopra said that the role of the main antagonist was written for a man, but the director changed the role and the script upon meeting her.
The second film with Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario. The two worked together on San Andreas (2015).
Zac Efron gave Dwayne Johnson all the names to call him in the movie, like One Direction and Bieber.
Dwayne Johnson is the tenth professional wrestler to worked on Baywatch and the first wrestler turned actor who didn't appear on the show. Jorge Gonzáles, Jimmy Hart, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Leon White, Kevin Sullivan, Shawn Michaels and Torrie Wilson appeared as guest stars on Baywatch (1989).
Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra to play the main antagonist (Victoria Leeds) in the movie.
Priyanka Chopra has said that as a young girl growing up in India, she was a huge fan of the original TV series Baywatch (1989).
Original C.J. Parker actress Pamela Anderson originally didn't want to appear in the film.
In December 2016, Paramount pushed the release date back one week to May 26, 2017, to avoid competition with Alien: Covenant.
Dwayne Johnson's character Mitch, throughout the movie, constantly refers to Zac Efron's character Matt as boy-band names like One Direction & NSync. He also calls him High School Musical which was the tv show and movies that starred Zac.
Glamour models Keeley Hazell and Kelly Bell were rumored to have auditioned for roles.
Kelly Brook was rumored to be in contention for CJ Parker at one point, along with Kate Upton and Charlotte McKinney, but Brook later denied the rumor, though Upton and McKinney remained silent. The role later went to Kelly Rohrbach.
Baywatch began filming in Florida at the same beach Lee Hodge worked as a real lifeguard.
Vine star Logan Paul announced that he is in the film but his scenes were later cut.
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