Pain & Gain is a 2013 action comedy film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by Michael Bay. The film is based on a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles by investigative journalist Pete Collins about "a couple of Florida steroid-abusing knucklehead bodybuilders who become criminals involved in an extortion ring and a kidnapping plot that goes horribly awry." The film is scheduled for a release date of April 26, 2013.
Based on a true story, "Pain & Gain" follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida.
- Mark Wahlberg as Daniel Lugo
- Dwayne Johnson as Paul Doyle
- Anthony Mackie as Adrian Doorbal
- Rebel Wilson as Ramona Eldridge
- Ed Harris as Detective Ed Du Bois
- Tony Shalhoub as Victor Kershew
- Ken Jeong as Johnny Wu
- Rob Corddry as John Mese
- Vivi Pineda as Detective Haworth
- Michael Rispoli as Frank Grin
- Tony Plana as Captain George Lopez
- Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau as Annalee Calvera
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