When the Baywatch movie crew throws chum into the water near the Boca Inlet as part of a stunt scene, it probably won’t attract a ton of fish.
The crew had to get special permission from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office and the U.S. Coast Guard to use “pseudo-chum” as part of the scene that involves actors tossing a “body” overboard before chumming the water.
The “pseudo-chum” recipe is a combination of “Knox Gelatin, Tempera Paint and vegetable oil,” according to a permit issued last week by the county’s Film and Television Commission
“This “chum” recipe has been approved by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard,” according to the permit, which authorized Viacom, Inc. and Paramount Worldwide Productions, Inc. to film scenes at the county’s South Inlet Park and the City of Boca Raton’s jetty on the park’s north side.
Film crews are expected to close the park to vehicular traffic again on Feb. 29.
The movie, which is based on the popular 1990s Baywatch television show, starsZac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It is directed by Seth Gordon, according to the website IMDb.com. It is scheduled to be released next year, the website shows.