Rebel Wilson is the funny big girl on the left in the pic above, she played Wiig’s weird roommate in last year’s hilarity, Bridesmaids. And according to EW, she’s joined the cast of Michael Bay‘s low budget crime comedy, PAIN AND GAIN…
PAIN AND GAIN is based on 1999′s Miami New Times Article which is about a pair of Florida bodybuilders of Sun Gym Gang, who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping gone awry. Rob Corddy plays a former competitive bodybuilder named John Mese who now owns his own gym where Wahlberg’s character works as personal trainer. Mese was once an account and notary, skills that makes him a valuable yet unwilling member of Wahlberg’s scheme.
Mark Wahlberg plays ringleader Daniel Lugo,
Anthony Mackie will play the role that I once thought was meant for Johnson, it’s the role of Adrian Doorbal, a big-hearted bodybuilder who works out with Lugo and gets involved with Lugo’s scheme
Bar Paly will play an illegal immigrant named Sabina Petrescu who’s a former beauty queen dreaming of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe.
Rebel Wilson plays Ramona Eldridge, who winds up in prison for her involvement in the scheme.
Tony Shalhoub will play Miami businessman Marc Schiller who was the guy Lugo and Doorbal kidnapped, tortured and left for dead. Schiller then hired P.I. Ed Dubois to get back at Lugo and Doorbal.
Ed Harris will play Dubois and Brooks won’t play Schiller anymore and so previous report stated John Turturro may be circling the role of Schiller.
Scripted by Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriting team, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, Gone In 60 Seconds) polished the script
This is the project that Paramount houses in order to temp Bay to return and do TRANSFORMERS 4 and as you may have heard, it worked. Bay and Paramount are indeed going to do TRANSFORMERS 4 after Bay’s done with PAIN AND GAIN