David Hasselhoff Bids For 'Baywatch' Movie Rights
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is trying to purchase the rights to a movie of the TV hit - and he wants to make it a beach-based version of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
Fans of the classic '90s show, which launched the acting career of Pamela Anderson, have long hoped to see their favorite characters on the big-screen, but the rumored project has never materialized.
Now Hasselhoff, who played lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, is vying for the rights to the film, and he wants to base it on Paul Newman and Robert Redford's 1969 cowboy classic - starring himself as a mentor to a young playboy.
Hasselhoff tells U.K. TV show Loose Women, "Right now I'm trying to get the rights to the movie. I would be in it. I would produce it... I would be the father figure, and you put a hot young kid in there and he comes to dad (for advice) - like The Sting, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."