Ken Jeong Joins Michael Bay's Pain And Gain
Michael Bay has described his next film, Pain and Gain, as being similar to a Coen brothers crime film, but that's not the only way he seems to be emulating the Oscar winning siblings - he's reusing his old castmembers as well. He already has Ed Harris (The Rock) as well as John Turturro (the Transformers trilogy) and now he's added yet another Bay veteran.
Ken Jeong, who played Jerry Wang in last summer's blockbuster Transfomers: Dark of the Moon, has signed on for a part in Pain and Gain, according to THR. The film is about two meathead bodybuilders (Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg) who try and make some fast cash by kidnapping a Miami businessman (Tony Shaloub). Things go very wrong, however, when the duo nearly beats the man to death. Wanting vengeance, the businessman hires a private investigator (Harris) to track the criminals down. The trade says that Jeong's role has not been revealed yet, but the characters name is Johnny Wu. Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Anthony Mackie and Bar Paly are all also signed on for roles. The film recently began production in Florida.
While I can't yet go as far as to say that I am looking forward to this movie, I must say that it makes me endlessly curious. Bay has only directed one kind of movie his entire career, so it will be interesting to see if this is a total 180 for him or if it will still have the markings of his normal schlock. I just want to see a trailer.
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