According to Entertainment Weekly, 33-year-old Chopra will be play the role of oil tycoon Victoria Leeds, the film's official villain. She’ll be star alongside Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock and Zac Efron.
Johnson made the official announcement by posting an Instagram video with Chopra. According the post, the film — which is based on the hit '90s television show — will begin shooting next week. Baywatch is slated for a May 2017 release and will be directed by Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon.
She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World.. #WelcomeToBaywatch 🇺🇸🌊🇮🇳👊🏾
But it wasn't until she scored the lead role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s hit series Quantico that Chopra firmly established a global presence.
Chopra isn’t the first Bollywood actress to cross over into Hollywood. Aishwarya Rai starred in The Pink Panther in 2009 and Deepika Padukone, another popular contemporary Bollywood star, is currently shooting XXX: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel.