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Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson heading to Georgia for "Baywatch" remake

Zac Efron  - who filmed "Neighbors 2" and "Dirty Grandpa" in Georgia and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - who was here for "Furious 7" - are headed back our way. This time they're bound for the coast, for a big-screen adaptation of the "Baywatch" series. The movie will be set in California but will film here thanks to Georgia's film-friendly tax policies.

The plot is pretty simple. Per imdb: "Two unlikely prospective lifeguards vie for jobs alongside the buff bodies who patrol a beach in California."

Photo: Dwayne Johnson/Getty Images

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The Savannah Morning News reports "Baywatch" will film in March and April 2016.

Other projects to film in the area recently have included "Gifted," with Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer, and "Magic Mike XXL" with Channing Tatum.


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