Details On The Rock’s New Movie Pain And Gain

WrestleMania 28 main eventer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Las Vegas this week to take part in Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation (accepting the “Action Star of the Decade” award) and to promote the new movie  GI Joe: Retaliation.

The Rock is currently filming Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain, the film that is based on the  The film is based on the true story of the “Sun Gym Gang,” a pair of bodybuilders named Daniel Lugo and Adrien Doorbal, who led an extortion and kidnapping plot before being arrested. Johnson is playing Paul Doyle, a barman who got caught up in his friend’s plans.

“(Michael Bay is) a brilliant, brilliant filmmaker, to be able to take that spirit and engage it in a passion project that he loves,” The Rock stated in Las Vegas, “I have had the greatest time playing this character, because the craziest part about this is that every day when I wrap … whether it’s 3:00 in the morning or 6:00 at night … I go home thinking, Jesus Christ, this shit really happened, all this crazy shit happened.

Paul Heyman’s Heyman Hustle site scored a few exclusive pictures of The Rock on the set of Pain and Gain – which you can check out here.

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  • pwnez

    “Michael Bay is a brilliant filmaker.” I stopped reading after that.

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      I was just looking up Bay’s movie history at rottentomatoes….he’s had 21 movies and 1 of them has received favorible reviews – The Rock.

      That being said, 18 of those movies has grossed a total of 1.96 billion dollars since 2001. Counting the 3 before that, he’s pulled over 2 billion in at the box office. Perhaps, there is a touch of brilliance in that regard.

    • DAX

      Michael Bay is a mutation of Uwe Boll.