According to Variety, Bay has been courting Johnson and Mark Wahlberg to star in his upcoming movie, 'Pain and Gain,' which is based on a 1999 article in the Miami New Times about a pair of bodybuilders caught in an extortion and kidnapping scheme. The film, which reportedly has an un-Bay-like budget of $20 million, was written by 'Captain America' writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The duo have compared the dark comedy of 'Pain and Gain' to 'Fargo' (which is probably the first time a Michael Bay movie and 'Fargo' have been mentioned in the same sentence).
Per Variety, neither star is signed and this might not happen due to scheduling. But, fingers crossed! (SFX: explosion.)
You can see the Rock next in 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,' out February 10, 2012; Wahlberg's 'Contraband' is out January 13, 2012.
UPDATE: According to Variety, Wahlberg has officially passed on the. Sorry, Rock!
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