I am a huge fan of Dwayne Johnson so when he has a new film being released, I definitely want to know more about it. The Rock is a cool dude and following what he does health & fitness wise is quite interesting. If you haven't already, check out my previous articles about The Rock's legendary cheat meals and his clean-eating plan:
- Dwayne Johnson’s (The Rock) Cheat Meals are Legendary!
- Dwayne Johnson Eating Plan – How The Rock Eats Clean
I learned about his most recent film from his Facebook and Twitter pages. It is called Pain and Gain. While the film does seem fitness related because it revolves around bodybuilding, the true story it is based on is quite unfortunate. Check out the trailer:
Pain and Gain is a new movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. The story is based on a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles by an investigative journalist about "a couple of Florida steroid-abusing knucklehead bodybuilders who become criminals involved in an extortion ring and a kidnapping plot that goes horribly wrong."
Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is a regular bodybuilder who works at the Sun Gym along with his friend Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie). Sick of living the poor life Lugo concocts a plan to kidnap Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), a regular at the gym and a rich spoiled business man, and extort him by means of torture. With the help of recently released criminal Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson), the 'Sun Gym Gang' successfully get Kershaw to sign over all his finances, but when Kershaw survives an attempted murder from the gang, he hires Detective Ed Du Bois (Ed Harris) to catch the criminals after the Miami Police Department fail to do so.
I'd watch this movie simply because of Dwayne Johnson. It does seem to throw in some humorous parts and it seems like it would hold my interest.
Do you think it is a film worth checking out?
Release Date: April 26, 2013.
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