Cheers & Jeers: Can Peter Tolan Rescue Baywatch?
Cheers to Peter Tolan for following up Rescue Me with an even riskier project: writing a big-screen version of Baywatch.
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The Emmy-winning scribe revealed on the gut-busting podcast The Matthew Aaron Show that he's just finished penning a movie for Paramount loosely based on the long-running lifeguard drama. Tolan joked that some of his friends had tried to stage an intervention to convince him not to take on the film, which he described as a non-campy comedy in the spirit of Stripes about two young guys who take life-changing jobs on the beach.
Tolan, who said he's never watched the original series, divulged that new roles had been written for series stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, but it's unclear whether they'll participate if the movie gets a greenlight. I, for one, hope it does: If Tolan can make a series about post-9/11 New York City firefighters funny, anything's possible.
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