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David Hasselhoff Talks Silly New Roles in 'Sharknado' and 'Killing Hasselhoff'

Fox News Magazine interviewed David Hasselhoff recently on his present and upcoming projects. We get some insight on the Killing Hasselhoff movie, Sharknado 3, and Hoff the Record.

David Hasselhoff just wants to entertain. That's all he's ever wanted, from his early work on daytime soaps through his new gig as a variety host."I’m an entertainer," he tells FOX News Magazine. "You can’t pigeonhole me into any one thing. I'm not saying I'm great at anything,but I’m good at what I do."Right now, what Hasselhoff is doingis preparing for his upcoming turns in "Sharknado 3" and "Killing Hasselhoff," and having some fun with a new Clorox campaign in the meantime."They came to me saying, 'We’d like you to interact with some fans, go into their homes, and have a blast,' Hasselhoff explains of his recent#HassleOffDay project, whereby fans could enter to win a personal home-cleaning session from Homejoy and The Hoff himself.“It’s just a way of advertising in a positive, entertaining way," he says. "Also, it's funny."Hasselhoff is actually all about the funny these days. Case in point: his aforementioned role as Ian Ziering's father in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!""It doesn't make sense at all, but it's a lot of fun," he explains. "[Ian Ziering's character] comes to me to save the world, and I’m pissed off at the world because I was an astronaut and I never got to space … I was a guilty father, and I didn’t know he had a daughter, and we renew our love for each other by driving a shuttle into outer space.""It’s the world’s stupidest, craziest, nuttiest movie, and it’s going to be a big success," he adds.Hasselhoff is also hoping his next film project, "Killing Hasselhoff," is just as big. It's about a guy (Ken Jeong) who enters into a celebrity death pool with some friends, only to resort to trying to kill Hasselhoff to ensure a victory."It's one of the funniest, if not the funniest script I've ever read," Hoff says. "I bought it on the spot."Of course, a big part of the film depends on Hasselhoff being able to poke fun at his own persona, and luckily, The Hoff is always game. “When [the characters] get to David Hasselhoff’s house, it’s like Hugh Hefner's," he explains with a laugh. "I've got girls running around and I’m listening to my own music.”

Even when he's not acting, Hasselhoff says he doesn't take himself too seriously. His new variety show in Scandanavia, for example, sees The Hoff interacting with all sorts of the area's big-name celebs — and he sometimes doesn't even know who they are before the interview."I find out on the spot," Hasselhoff admits. "They tell their story of how they got famous, and I tell my story, and we figure out a few songs together. Then I usually ask them where the sun is, because it's always night over there!" he jokes. "We just tried it out and we had a smash hit on our hands. We’re shooting now in Norway and Denmark; I'm trying to figure out how to bring it to America."And figure it out he will: Hasselhoff oversees much of the production, and that's just how he likes it."I really like producing, he says. "If I just go on and I’m told what to do, I clam up. But if I can do the whole thing, I’m using all my senses. That stuff really turns me on … and the live stuff is really what's most exciting. It can so easily go wrong, and it puts you in a place where — like jumping out of an airplane — you just gotta land."That's a philosophy he incorporates into his day-to-day life, as well."Last year, I did the Gumball [3000] Rally," he says, referring to an annual 3000-mile race through (mostly) Europe. "We tricked out a car like KITT, and it goes from 0 to 60 in something like 2 seconds. So we drive, and it's really fun to see the people in Latvia, or Lithuania, out in the middle of nowhere, waving when they see us. But if I got stopped [by police], I'd just jump out and say 'Hey!' and I'd never get a ticket. If I get them going, and laughing, I can talk my way out of it."Of course, that's probably easier when you're an entertainer like David Hasselhoff. He's really is pretty good at what he does.

Source: Fox News Magazine

David Hasselhoff on HuffPost Live Talks Sharknado 3 and Latest Projects

"Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" alum David Hasselhoff joins HuffPost Live to discuss his latest projects, including the upcoming films "Killing Hasselhoff" and "Sharknado 3." He'll also tell us about his new iPhone game, "Hoff Zombie Beach."

He also talks about his time singing on the Berlin Wall, talking to people about what it's like living with the wall, and how "Looking for Freedom" became their anthem.

David Hasselhoff in Abu Dhabi, Talks of Killing Hasselhoff Movie

David Hasselhoff has been on vacation in Abu Dhabi this week, but made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremonies of the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival today.David at Abu Dhabi Film FestivalYahoo! News: First there was Mission Impossible; then Fast & The Furious. Now another Hollywood production is set to be filmed in the UAE, starring none other than David Hasselhoff.The former Baywatch and America's Got Talent star exclusively revealed to Yahoo Maktoob that he's looking at locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for his upcoming comedy, Killing Hasselhoff.

The 61-year-old actor, affectionately known to his fans as 'The Hoff', made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony of the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He explained that he was late for the red carpet due to the fact he had been touring the two emirates for locations, including possibly at Burj Al Arab.

'It's a wonderful place, and while it used to be unheard of [filming in the UAE], a lot of big budget productions are now considering this beautiful country,' he said. 'I really look forward to shooting.'David's latest film first hit the headlines back in May when he jetted to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the project. He has reunited with Baywatch producers Michele and Michael Berk for the comedy, which centres around a man trying to win money in a celebrity death pool who hires a hitman to kill Hasselhoff.

A large ensemble cast of comedians have signed on to appear in the movie, including Jon Lovitz who has already been confirmed to play Hasselhoff’s agent.

Michele Berk described the tone of the film as 'The Hangover meets Horrible Bosses'.David at Abu Dhabi Film FestivalPhotos: David Hasselhoff on the Red CarpetOther photos, and keep an eye on @DavidHasselhoff on Twitter for more!

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Killing Hasselhoff Movie in the Works

We've been hearing about the Killing Hasselhoff movie for awhile, and David talked about it at the Fallbrook Film Festival, but now we finally have some concrete information as to the plot.

This laugh out loud comedy was introduced to Intandem by the Co-creators, producers and writers of Baywatch (and the forthcoming Baywatch Movie), Michele and Michael Berk. They will be producing this along with David Hasselhoff. Chris Collins’s world is turned upside down, personally, professionally and financially by the worst run of luck imaginable.  Desperate, Chris decides that the only way out of his nightmare is to orchestrate the immediate death of David Hasselhoff  and make it look natural or accidental, so that he can win nearly half-a-million dollars in his “Celebrity Death Pool”.

Variety Interview:David Hasselhoff took to the beach in Cannes this week, this time for business meetings not for Baywatch duty.

The Hoff was in town for three days to talk up his forthcoming feature film Killing Hasselhoff, in which he will star and serve as one of the producers.He said he wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the film crowds here — he has long attended the MIP markets for TV in Cannes but had never attended the film festival before.He enjoyed attending the opening-night soiree for The Great Gatsby, and got a lot of stares and requests for photos and autographs. “It’s an international market and people seem to know me internationally, I’m the biggest TV star in France right now,” he said with a laugh. “It’s a world of movies. Why is everyone looking at me?” He got a lot of shouts of Alerte à Malibu and K200 (the French titles for Baywatch and Knight Rider, respectively.)But he’s also been here on business talking up the new comedy. Michele Berk, one of the co-creators and producers of Baywatch, got the script for Killing Hasselhoff and immediately knew the actor would love it.“She gave it to me on my birthday,” Hasselhoff remembers. “She said, ‘I have a birthday present for you, it’s called Killing Hasselhoff. I said, ‘I’m in, I don’t care what the script is, I know I can live with that title’…The only person who can bring David Hasselhoff down is David Hasselhoff.”The ensemble comedy will be about a man who hopes to claim the jackpot from a celebrity death pool by hiring a hitman to kill The Hoff.Hasselhoff is willing to poke fun at his image in the project. “They come to my house to kill me, and I’m lifting weights and talking about doing Batman the Musical,” he says. “It’s very funny.”This kind of comedy appeals to him. “I want to be entertained at the movies, or moved. We’ve forgotten to entertain. Reality [TV] has taken over and they’re paying people thousands of dollars to go around sitting in hot tubs and talk about a bunch of crap about each other and they’re getting famous. They are stupid people and stupid situations. It’s great to get back to something that’s well written.”The Hoff is that rare breed of celebrity that seems to actually enjoy being famous. “Why shouldn’t you?,” he asks. “I think the people that don’t have fun with fame and celebrity are the ones that were insecure before they were actors. Then they become more insecure.”He continues: “It’s an amazing life that’s allowed me to go around the world, have lunch in Cannes, sell a movie about myself.”The Hoff has a short stay in Cannes because he’s now off to drive in the famous Gumball 3000 road rally.But he’s not taking his eye off his business for long. “I’ve got a lot of stuff coming up, I kind of go with the flow. I’m at a really good time in my life. I have a phrase that is ‘see it, believe it, live it.’ It works.”Hasselhoff’s other projects include a German TV Series, Tales from The Hoff; a comic book The Hoff: Heroes of Fearless Freedom; a videogame calledHoff at Zombie Beach, and touring with live events such as David Hasselhoffpresents The ’80s and ’90s.He is encouraged by his meetings in Cannes so far. “This is aninternational market, we’re here with an international project and the response has just been terrific.

By Wendy Mitchell

Actor David Hasselhoff is in Cannes for three days to promote the project, which reunites him with Baywatchproducers Michele Berk and Michael Berk.Intandem Films is executive producing and handling international sales. Producers are Lotus Pictures, Angelworld and Hoff Productions.Peter Hoare wrote the comedy, about a man trying to win money in a celebrity death pool who hires a hitman to kill Hasselhoff.Hasselhoff, who will star and produce, said: “It’s fun, it’s funny. I want to be entertained at the movies.”He is encouraged by his meetings in Cannes so far. “This is an international market, we’re here with an international project and the response has just been terrific.”A large ensemble cast of comedy talents is being assembled with Jon Lovitz already confirmed to play Hasselhoff’s agent. A slew of cameos are also planned.Michele Berk describes the tone of the film as “The Hangover meets Horrible Bosses”. They plan to shoot the project in the US in the autumn. Some footage will be shot in Los Angeles but they are also looking at states with attractive tax credits.A director will be named in the coming weeks.Berk is also producing the Baywatch movie at Paramount, which she says is now scripted and will be ready to shoot in the autumn.

Source: Screen Daily

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