Paramount Pictures has released the first two clips from director Michael Bay’s dark comedy Pain & Gain. The film is based on a 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. The first clip focuses more on the film’s humor than its flashy visuals, as we see Anthony Mackie’s bodybuilder character receiving questionable health care from a characteristically humorous Rebel Wilson. The second clip shows the three of them trying to kidnap someone.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. The film also stars Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, and Bar Paly. Pain & Gain opens on April 26th.
In addition, Steve saw the film last night and tweeted:
Just saw Michael Bay’s PAIN AND GAIN. It’s absolutely one of the craziest true stories I’ve ever seen on a movie screen. It’s also fantastic
Here’s the synopsis for Pain and Gain:
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.