Update: Watch the red band trailer here.
By most normal standards, Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain would be a major action thriller, but in the world of this blockbuster director, we’re considering it a small passion project. Reportedly only costing a fraction of his Transformers films, the helmer has taken a bit of a break between his third and fourth robot-fighting spectacles to deliver this true kidnapping story (read it here).
Set for a release next spring (think of it as a precursor to the Bay-less summer action blockbuster season), we’ve finally got a trailer for the film that features Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. Still employing Bay’s vibrant, kinetic visual style, there’s certainly more comedy than he’s previously dealt with. Will this break of sorts give him new life compared to his often bloated tentpoles? Check it out below for the film also starring Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong 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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