Pain & Gain: first trailer

Trailer Ryan Lambie
19 Dec 2012 - 19:46

Michael Bay returns with the thriller Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. Here's the first trailer...

Michael Bay may be best known for his city-wide destruction and explosions, but he appears to be trying something a little different with Pain & Gain, the director's equivalent of a passion project. It's about a group of bodybuilders - among them Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie - who plan to rob a sum of money and spend the lot on fast cars and protein shakes.

Amusingly, Bay's relatively small-scale movie is still full of swooping cameras, slow-motion, blazing suns and cool guys not looking back at an explosion. There's no doubt that he's assembled a great cast for this one, though (Anthony Mackie's a great upcoming actor, as far as we're concerned), and we're intrigued to see what Bay can do with a story that takes him back to the slick comedy thriller territory of Bad Boys, as opposed to the robot-hastened disaster of the Transformers franchise.

Pain & Gain opens in UK cinemas on the 3rd May 2013.

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