Pictures: Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg Shooting 'Pain and Gain'


Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg together at last.  Seriously…who asked for this? C’mon…fess up. I want names… 

Marky Mark, continuing to prove that The Fighter was a fluke and he doesn’t actually want to be a “serious” actor, films another muscle-bound bang bang shoot-em-up no brainer, directed by the King of Loud Noises, Michael Bay. Check out the photo above. What the hell is going on there??

Currently filming in Miami, Florida, Pain and Gain is based on a true story and has been described as a low budget thriller. (If you’re wondering what “low budget” means to Bay, at just over 20 million dollars, this is his lowest budgeted film since his feature film debut, 1995’s Bad Boys.)  IMDB is calling it a drama, but I’m thinking it’s got to have some comedy in the mix, especially with the presence of Ken Jeong. The film also stars Dwayne Johnson (which I’m thinking is a plus here). He and Wahlberg play a “pair of bodybuilders in Florida who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.”

I really ought to reserve the snark until I’ve seen more. The supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Tony Shaloub, Anthony Mackie and Tony Pena. No release dates yet, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, enjoy the pics from the set!


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