First look–Wahlberg, Johnson, & Shalhoub pump up in Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain

Director Michael Bay would have to work really hard to screw up this new comedy/action flick.  Mix two fitness addicts played by Mark Walhberg and Dwayne Johnson, and add in Monk’s Tony Shalhoub, and this looks like it could be a very funny movie.


Both Wahlberg and Johnson are at their best when they make fun of themselves.  And we haven’t seen Shalhoub since Monk went off the air.  Shalhoub is a versatile actor, so he should do nicely as a kidnapped villain.


Kidnappers in superhero costumes?  Anthony Mackie carrying a red brindle greyhound?


Based on “magazine articles by Pete Collins.”  This is the craziest, funniest preview we’ve seen in ages.  Check out the first trailer for Pain & Gain:

Pain & Gain is scheduled for release in theaters on April 26, 2013.

C.J. Bunce

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