After that flurry of images that hit last spring from Michael Bay’s dark comedy Pain and Gain with Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, a more official poster for the film has hit having the stars showing off their assets. Many of the images already showed off plenty of Wahlberg’s assets, this one looks more official and less Magic Mike.
Both actors excel in comedies so joining up seems pretty smart, plus Wahlberg got the additional plus of joining up with Bay again for Transformers 4 replacing Shia LaBeouf, who’s off to more indie style films. Pain and Gain sounds like a Fargo style dark comedy with ripped bodies in a story ripped from the headlines…at least back in the 80′s headlines.
‘Pain and Gain’ is described as ‘Pulp Fiction‘ meets ‘Fargo‘ and also stars Rob Corddry as a fellow bodybuilder. Unlike Bill Macy’s car salesman in ‘Fargo’, this one centers around bodybuilders who conspire to kidnap and extort a wealthy Miami businessman (Tony Shaloub), only to find the situation spinning out of their control. I doubt if there’ll be a wood chipper scene, but with Bay, he’ll come up with something comparable, plus I’m curious to see how he handles this kind of film genre, plus it’s a real life story.
[callout title=Pain and Gain Movie Synopsis]Based on a true story, “Pain and Gain” follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. First told in an article from the “Miami New Times,” “Pain and Gain” will be directed by Bay and will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Yolanthe Cabau
Directed By: Michael Bay
Release Date: April 26, 2013[/callout]