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.
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