'Pain & Gain' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson Favor Fast Cars and Tasers (Video)

Aaron Couch
March 27, 2013
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The guys of Pain & Gain take gym time to a new level in the film's red band trailer.

Michael Bay’s Miami-set true-crime film follows bodybuilders played by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson who hatch a plot to kidnap and extort a local crime boss played by Tony Shalhoub.

VIDEO: Mark Wahlberg and The Rock Muscle Out, Commit Crime in 'Pain & Gain' Trailer

Also featured are Anthony Mackey as a man who is worse for the wear because of his constant steroid use and Ken Jeong as a motivational speaker who inspires Wahlberg’s Daniel Lugo to take action in his life, which Lugo interprets as a go-ahead to get involved in crime.

In real life, the men were dubbed the Sun Gym Gang, named after their place of choice for pumping iron. Their exploits -- and eventual downfall -- were chronicled by the Miami New Times in a 1999 series of stories. Lugo was sentenced to death for his role in their crimes.

Paramount Pictures’ Pain & Gain hits theaters April 26.

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