Like a breath of fresh air, director Michael Bay is briefly leaving the world of robots before he begins production on Transformers 4 with the crime tale Pain & Gain. Based on a true story of a kidnapping (read it here), we got a fairly fun debut trailer, but for Bay’s return to R-rated territory, we required a red band look to see its true colors, and now one has arrived.
Mixing in much more comedy than before (especially from supporting actors Rebel Wilson and Ken Jeong), it looks to thankfully be on the mostly enjoyable side, with even some darker humor related to a missing (minor) limb. Featuring the trio of Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, Bay’s vibrant, kinetic visual style is still here in full force, as well. Check it out below, along with new stills, for the film also starring Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Bar Paly, and Yolanthe Cabau.
From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain & Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.
Pain & Gain hits theaters April 26th.
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Composer Nathan Johnson is a master at making off-beat and imperfect instruments sound distant yet accessible on a number of vastly different narratives (see: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). His latest work is a pair of scores for films that were both released this month, Jake Paltrow‘s neo-western Young Ones and the journalistic thriller Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. Johnson has also been producing a couple albums and […]
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