Britain is getting its own version of Baywatch: The Movie and it is to star comedian and writer Ricky Gervais in the lead role.

The film, scheduled for release next summer, will see Gervais play Blackpool Baywatch lifeguard, Mitchell Button.

Gervais’s character will team up with a sexy young Baywatch newcomer, played by Simon Pegg, as they investigate 38 bodies that have mysteriously washed up on Blackpool beach.

Guy Ritchie will direct the film and believes it will be a big hit with the British public.

“British people just can’t relate to the beaches of Florida or California,” explained Ritchie.

“Or pecs and six packs.

“They want dirty beaches, out-of-shape men with beer guts, litter and cheap lager and that’s exactly what I’m going to give them.”


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