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Michael Bay’s next film isn’t another entry in some huge franchise, but instead a tale of real-life bodybuilders who decided to make a nicer life for themselves by force. Based on a true story, Pain & Gain follows Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) as they alleviate Victor Kirshaw (Tony Shaloub) of his immense yet dubiously gained fortune.
Here’s the red-band trailer for the Paramount Pictures release, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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. Produced by Donald De Line, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce. Based on the Magazine Articles by Pete Collins. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Directed by Michael Bay. Pain & Gain opens in theaters everywhere April 26.