Jessica Simpson heads to Baywatch movie

British newspaper The Sun reports that Jessica Simpson has signed on to star in the Baywatch feature film. Simpson will play Casey "C.J." Parker, the voluptuous lifeguard played by Pamela Anderson in the series.

Newlyweds star Simpson made a splash last summer when she donned Catherine Bach's cut-offs for the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Currently, she is filming Employee of the Month with frat-boy comedian Dane Cook. Now, the platinum-tressed chanteuse moves up several rungs on the TV-to-film hottie ladder.

Producers told The Sun, "Jessica has all the assets to make Pam's part her own."

Baywatch told the story of the brave and noble lifeguards of Venice Beach, California. When they weren't saving people from drowning, they themselves were trying not to drown in oceans of personal dilemmas.

While never a critical darling, Baywatch ran in syndication for 12 seasons and launched the successful spin-off Baywatch Nights. The show was also a huge hit overseas, and let star David Hasselhoff enjoy a smash-hit singing career that peaked with the number one hit on German charts "Looking For Freedom," which he sang atop the Berlin Wall during reunification.

According to the reports, Hasselhoff hasn't signed up for the movie yet but producers are hoping he will. The actor, who is enduring a messy divorce battle with his wife Pamela, may be sending a subtle "I do" message to the filmmakers--he showed up at the beach this week wearing red swim trunks similar to those worn on Baywatch.

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well i think jessica simpson needs to stop ruining all the good old shows first the dukes now this !! whore
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I LUV IT!!!!
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what?! no!! no 1 can replace CJ i mean cmon! matter of fact no1 can replace any of the original characters its not baywatch then! infact the movie shd have most of the original cast members if not it rlly isnt baywatch, especially mitch, without mitch...well why not call the movie something else? will carmen electra be in it? shame, i love baywatch, but this movie cud turn out as just a bunch of wannabes running down the beach :/ nuthing like the originals
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Oooooo, I got to see that... **jumps into the air like the freak I a,** Ha ha, not!!!
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I find it quite hilarious that Jessica always seems to lure her way into movies with a dirty character.

Shame on her.
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HAHAHA I loved Baywatch but i really don't think they show make it a movie. Oh well at least Jessica will beable to fill CJ's Bathing suit lol.
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She wont ruin it (maybe she will actualy). but you gotta admit she looks the part.
LOL at Jessica not being able to swim :p
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Jessica Simpson will ruin this movie.
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This is the dumbest thing i've ever heard, but then again so is Jessica Simpson. She's no where close to be as hot as Anderson, and she has the face of an ugly person so no....she wont be winning any oscars because for the most part her stupidity will ruin her chances...I can see it now...Jessica attempting to save a drowning person...then relizing she can't swim her self. Ooooo boy
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Where is the difference - they are substituting one dumb, busty, blonde for another, I really don'e see the hype here.
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OH YEA (sarcasm sarcasm sarcasm) I can't wait (sarcasm) till this Oscar caliber movie comes out (screaming with sarcasm).
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Yikes!
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Dear Lord, why is she even famous?
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Sounds like it will be a great movie role for her. I hope she doesn't start dating rock stars at some point. That has not generally gone so well for Hollywood starlets.
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I am getting a little tired of Hollywood messing with television shows.
Write and film something original already, please.
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I think this will be a very well suited part for her. I hope they don't portray her too much as the ditzy blonde.

But it wont be the same if the Hoff isn't in it!
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Why would she play Kelly Bundy? Christina Applegate was never hot, Jessica is. ;)
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I hope most of the orignal Baywatch cast is there.
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Is old Buffalo wings going to take roles originated by other actresses on television? Not much of a way to start a film career if you ask me. Next she'll be playing Kelly Bundy in the movie version of Married....with Children.
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Well as long as I can press mute then I'll watch it. ;)
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This is the kind of role that will definitely get her in the running for an Oscar. The academy will no doubt herald her incredible acting skills.
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