- THE OTHER GUYS PAIN AND GAIN
|Mark Wahlberg & Dwanye Johnson|
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is currently in talks to star in Michael Bay's upcoming comedy Pain and Gain. Johnson's fellow The Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg is also up for headlining the low-budget (for Bay anyway) feature.
Variety claims that both actors have sat down with Bay to discuss the film. Johnson's involvement is said to be further along than Wahlberg's, but sources add that the project is still in the early stages of casting.
Based on a 1999 article from the Miami New Times, Pain and Gain follows a pair of bodybuilders who get mixed up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping that goes horribly awry. Captain America writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have already penned the script. The project has been described to have a similar tone to the Coen Brothers' Fargo.
The modest $20 million picture will be produced by Bay and Donald De Line.