Part of Michael Bay's deal with Paramount to helm Transformers 4 finds the director getting behind the lens of the much smaller crime comedy Pain and Gain. And while franchise cast member John Turturro won't be back for another go opposite Optimus and Bumble Bee, he might be reteaming with Bay for this true-life tale about gym rats embroiled in a kidnapping.
Pain and Gain, which is based on a series of articles from the Miami New Times, finds Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as two Sun Gym employees who kidnap a business man, torture him, and leave him for dead, only to fail and have the man come back seeking revenge.
The businessman, Marc Schiller, was originally set to be played by Albert Brooks, who made a similar turn in last year's well received Drive. Ed Harris had also been circling the part. But now, according to our favorite Pony El Mayimbe over at Latino Review, it looks like this important role is heading into the hands of John Turturro. And it sounds like a good fit to us.
More casting is expected soon for Pain and Gain, with Michael Bay shooting soon.