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Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Will Pump You Up Next Spring

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 19, 2012 at 5:11PM

This is what you call the exception to the rule. While we just wrote that Paramount has basically waved goodbye to original ideas, everyone will point to Michael Bay's upcoming "Pain and Gain" and cry foul. But here's the thing -- this is basically a one for me/one for them gig to keep Bay happy and let him knock out something that doesn't involve robots before he goes and directs "Transformers 4" and makes the studio a kajillion dollars. Anyway, long story short, "Pain and Gain" has a release date and it's coming for you next spring.
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Michael Bay Pain And Gain Mark Wahlberg Dwayne Johnson

This is what you call the exception to the rule. While we just wrote that Paramount has basically waved goodbye to original ideas, everyone will point to Michael Bay's upcoming "Pain and Gain" and cry foul. But here's the thing -- this is basically a one for me/one for them gig to keep Bay happy and let him knock out something that doesn't involve robots before he goes and directs "Transformers 4" and makes the studio a kajillion dollars. Anyway, long story short, "Pain and Gain" has a release date and it's coming for you next spring.

The film, starring hunks of man beef Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, will now drop on April 26, 2013 where it will face off against the probably shitacular comedy "The Big Wedding" with Katherine Heigl and Robert De Niro. The based-on-a-true-story tale follows a couple of Floridian bodybuilders (Johnson and Wahlberg) who kidnap, rob and leave for dead a wealthy businessman. But their plans take a twist when their victim survives and hires a P.I. to help him exact revenge. This low-budget feature (at least relatively to Bay's usual balance sheet) boasts a pretty solid supporting cast with Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Bar Paly, Tony Plana and Yolanthe Cabau also on board.

Speaking of Johnson, his upcoming drug drama "Snitch" just took the release date vacated by Aaron Eckhart's monster movie "I, Frankenstein." The films will now drop, respectively, on February 22nd and September 13th of next year. [THR/ComingSoon]

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