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Dwayne Johnson Loses A Toe In Red Band Trailer For Michael Bay's Pain And Gain

I must admit that when this day started I didn't really expect that I was going to end up seeing Dwayne Johnson feed his big toe to a Chihuahua, but that's hardly the only strange and surprising thing featured in this new red band trailer for Michael Bay's upcoming dark comedy Pain & Gain, courtesy of Yahoo!

After watching this trailer, I must admit that I'm curious just how far Bay will be pushing the content of his latest film, which he has previous compared to a Coen brothers movie, rather than being like his more recent Transformers fare. Compared to most red band trailers, which usually feature an abundance of violence and nudity, this trailer is actually a bit tame. Where's all of the cursing and blood? Perhaps the director is just saving all of the good stuff for the theatrical cut. It's been about a decade since Bay's last R-rated movie, which was 2003' Bad Boys II, and the MPAA has yet to give his latest a rating. So it seems we're stuck in a wait-and-see situation.

In addition to the new trailer, Paramount has also released three new photos from the movie, which you can check out below. Click each one to see it full size!

Pain And Gain 1

Pain And Gain 2

Pain And Gain 3

Bay's first non-Transformers film since The Island, Pain & Gain follows the true story of three hardcore weightlifters (Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie) who decide that they are sick of their humdrum lives and decide that it's time for a change. In an attempt to make a quick buck, the trio kidnaps and extorts a local businessman (Tony Shalhoub) and gets him to sign his fortune over to them, but when the plan goes horribly awry they find themselves in serious trouble. Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Michael Rispoli co-star in the movie, which will be in theaters April 26th.

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