Mark Wahlberg And The Rock Bro Out On The Set Of Michael Bay's Pain And Gain

By Kristy Puchko 2012-04-06 08:06:42discussion comments
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With Michael Bay drawing so much ire about his Ninja Turtles reboot, many have lost sight of his in-production crime flick Pain and Gain. Based on the real exploits of Miami's Sun Gym gang, Bay's next effort follows the wild story of how a group of steroid-abusing bodybuilders turned to kidnapping in search of quick cash. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star as the pumped up antiheroes, while Tony Shalhoub will play the wealthy businessman they abduct, torture, and leave with a burning desire for payback.

Bay has said he wants Pain and Gain to play out in the fashion of the Coen Bros.' crime comedies, but most doubt he has the kind of restraint required for that kind of film. He's gotten off to a good start, though, with a cast that also includes Ed Harris as a hard-nosed private investigator and Coen Bros' collaborator John Turturro. Of course, then he cast wacky comedy performers Ken Jeong and Rebel Wilson, muddying the waters of Pain and Gain once more.

Fortunately, Star Pulse has snagged some shots of Wahlberg and Johnson on set, giving us a clearer picture of Bay's Pain and Gain.

In the first pic we can see Wahlberg looking pretty impressively buff with a blurry Johnson in the background. But in the next, where he's side-by-side with the former WWE wrestler, by comparison Wahlberg looks positively petite! Still, the Boston-born performer has a natural bravado and searing screen presence that's sure to make him a force to be reckoned with, even next to the 6'5" Johnson.

In other news, The Rock is totally sporting Jams.

Pain and Gain is slated to hit theaters next year.
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