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When you say the name "Michael Bay", the last words you expect to hear in the same sentence are "smaller scale". But that's exactly what the Transformers director has gone for with his latest flick,Pain & Gain. Due for release on April 26, the bodybuilding-action-crime hybrid marks his first non-Transformers flick in nearly eight years (all the way back to 2005's The Island).
This time, he's brought along two A-list actors whose box office credentials have progressively begun to impress over the last couple of years. Headliner Mark Wahlberg had a fantastic 2012 with hits like Ted and Contraband, while Dwayne Johnson also continues to make a star name for himself thanks to his popular supporting turn in 2011's Fast Five, last year's Journey 2, and recently, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Even his lead in Snitch this year proved to go over well with audiences--that film debuted to a modest $13.2 million but has legged it's way out to $41.5 million since.
All of that said, how does Pain & Gain stack up when it comes to pre-release buzz? The answer: very well...
Edited by ShawnMR, 04 April 2013 - 07:22 AM.