Based on a 2000 Miami New Times article, the film follows a couple of body builders (Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg) who kidnap and rob a wealthy businessman (Tony Shaloub) in an extortion scheme that doesn't end well when the businessman survives the ordeal and hires a private investigator (Ed Harris) to help him exact revenge. How Wilson figures into the story is unclear, as details about her character are brief and potentially spoiler-ish, but, according to EW, Wilson will play Ramona Eldridge, who "winds up in prison for her involvement in the scheme."
The film represents a huge change of pace for Bay, as the "Transformers" director hasn't directed anything remotely close to a dark comedy before. Those anticipating that the action-comedy of "Bad Boys" might be a guide for Bay's approach, think again, as Bay has said that "Pain And Gain" won't feature much action. Still, Bay isn't completely devoid of his usual tricks, casting Israeli supermodel Bar Paly in the role of Wahlberg's love interest last month.
Production is set to start in Miami this spring. Anthony Mackie and Rob Corddry will co-star.