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.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
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 […]
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