Now playing in theaters is director Michael Bay’s fantastic dark comedy Pain & Gain. The film is based on a crazy true story and stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Pain and Gain also stars Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, and Bar Paly. For more on the film, watch some clips or the red-band trailer.
At the Miami press junket, I landed an exclusive interview with Ken Jeong & Bar Paly. We talked about what it was like to work with Michael Bay, their reaction to finding out the story was based on real events, the great work by all the actors, and more. In addition, they talked about upcoming films like The Hangover Part III and Non-Stop with Liam Neeson. Hit the jump to watch the interview and definitely check out Pain and Gain. It’s absolutely worth seeing.
Ken Jeong & Bar Paly:
- Did they believe the story was true
- The great performances. How did they prepare for their roles
- Working with Michael Bay
- They talk about upcoming projects like Non Stop and Hangover 3