A 12-year passion project on the part of director Michael Bay, Pain & Gain lands in theaters this Friday with an ensemble cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong and Yolanthe Cabau.
Based on a disturbingly true story, Pain & Gain features Wahlberg as Daniel Lugo, a fitness obsessed gym manager who, deciding that it’s his turn to cash in on the American dream, enlists the aide of fellow bodybuilders Adrian Doorbal (Mackie) and Paul Doyle (Johnson) to kidnap and extort a wealthy Miami resident, Victor Kershaw (Shaloub). It’s after they’ve taken everything he owns and attempted to murder him several times over, however, that the true crime story gets truly unbelievable.
ComingSoon.net sat down to speak with Bay and cast members Mackie, Shalhoub, Paly and Jeong about bringing the disturbing story to the big screen. Check out the interviews in the player below and catch Pain & Gain in theaters March 26.