First trailer for Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain

Before he rolls out the fourth instalment of the Transformers movie franchise, filmmaker Michael Bay is taking a break from blockbusters to direct his passion project, the bodybuilding crime caper Pain & Gain, which has just received its first trailer courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.

Pain & Gain is based on a true story and stars Mark Wahlberg (Ted) and Dwayne Johnson (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as two buffed up knucklehead bodybuilders who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in an extortion and kidnapping scheme. Ed Harris (Man on a Ledge) plays a private detective investigating the case, while other cast members include Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine).

Check out the trailer here…

Pain & Gain is set for release on April 26th, 2013 in North America and May 3rd, 2013 in the UK.

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